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(2021) JELR 109284 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.1019/2015  •  20 Dec 2021  •  Nigeria

Olukayode Ariwoola, JSC John Inyang Okoro, JSC Helen Moronkeji Ogunwumiju, JSC Abdu Aboki, JSC Tijjani Abubakar, JSC


JOHN INYANG OKORO, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the decision of the Court of Appeal, Kaduna Judicial Division delivered on 3rd July, 2015 in appeal No. CA/K/435/C/2014. In that appeal, the Court below acquitted and discharged this Respondent of the conviction and sentence imposed on him by the High Court of Katsina State for offences of robbery and culpable homicide.

The Respondent who was 3rd accused person, was arraigned together with four others before the High Court of Katsina State on a two count charge of robbery and culpable homicide as follows:

"Count one

That you Babangida Abubakar alias Gidgo of Sabuwar Kofa quarters Katsina, Sani Idris alias Shamuloke of Kofar Marusa quarters Katsina, Abdulhadi Sadiq alias Baba Reza of Kofar Marusa quarters Katsina, Lawal Abubakar alias Dan Lawal of Kofar marusa quarters Katsina and Idris Umar alias Dan Idi of Sabuwar Unguwa Koren Dorowa Katsina, on or about the 11th day of October, 2012 while in company of …

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