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STANLEY OSSAI V. THE PEOPLE OF LAGOS STATE

(2022) JELR 109963 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.853/2017  •  25 Feb 2022  •  Nigeria

Coram
OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA, J.S.C. (Presided) JOHN INYANG OKORO, J.S.C. ABDU ABOKI, J.S.C. (Read the Leading Judgment) TIJJANI ABUBAKAR, J.S.C. EMMANUEL AKOMAYE AGIM, J.S.C

Judgement

ABOKI, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This  appeal is an offshoot of the judgment of the Court of Appeal, sitting in Lagos, delivered on the 11th of April, 2014. The appellant was arraigned at the High Court of Lagos State, on a two count charge of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and armed robbery, to wit:

Statement of Offence - 1 st Count

Conspiracy to commit armed robbery contrary to sections 403(a) of the Criminal Code, Cap. C17, Vol.2, Laws of Lagos State 2003.

Particulars of Offence

Idris Sanni (m), Stanley Ossai and others still at large on or about the 26th August 2007, at Adedeji Street, Oke-Afa, Ibeshe, Ikorodu in the Ikeja Judicial Division, conspired to commit a felony to wit: armed robbery.

Statement of Offence - 2nd Count

Armed Robbery contrary to section 402(2)(a) of the Criminal Code, Cap. C.17, Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State 2003.

Particulars of Offence

Idris Sanni (m), Stanley Ossai and others still at large on or about the 26th August 2007, at Adedeji Street, Oke…

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