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THE STATE V. JOSEPH NNOLIM & ANOR.

(1994) JELR 43381 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.114/1993  •  3 Jun 1994  •  Nigeria

Coram
MUHAMMADU LAWAL UWAIS JSC; OLAJIDE OLATAWURA JSC; MICHAEL EKUNDAYO OGUNDARE JSC; SYLVESTER UMARU ONU JSC; YEKINI OLAYIWOLA ADIO JSC;

Judgement

ADIO J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In the High Court of Anambra State of Nigeria. Awka Judicial Division, the respondents were charged, on three counts, with certain criminal offences. The first count was for conspiracy, the second count was for burglary, and the third count was for stealing. Each of them pleaded not guilty to each of the counts.

The evidence led by the prosecution was that on the 16th day of June, 1988 certain persons during the night, broke into the house of the complainant. P.W.1 at Nneni and stole some of his goods which included a National Video cassette recorder. Exhibit "G". that the complainant bought, second hand, from the previous owner who had left the country. The receipt which the previous owner gave to the P.W.1 in relation to the purchase of Exhibit "G" was Exhibit "A ". The model number of Exhibit "G" was NV 2000 EN and its serial number was LIKE 03871. The said numbers were stated in Exhibit "A". At the time that the P.W.1 bought Exhibit …

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