(2018) JELR 38969 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/K/256/C/2017 ·  18 May 2018 ·  Nigeria
UWANI MUSA ABBA AJI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria OBIETONBARA O. DANIEL-KALIO Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria OLUDOTUN ADEBOLA ADEFOPE-OKOJIE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
trial court
kaduna state
confessional statement of the appellant
exhibit g
firearms act
reasonable doubt
cap f28 laws of the federation of nigeria
exhibits l
jurisdiction of this honourable court
local government area of plateau state
accused person
brief of argument
possession of firearms
administrative convenience
corroborative evidence
count charges
expert opinion
kano judicial division
oloruntoba-oju v. abdul-raheem
security reasons
trial judge
charge no. fhc
charge sheet
confessional statements of the appellant
evidence act
ibori v. frn
ingredients of the offence
kano division of the trial court
leading judgment
learned counsel
legal officer
litany of the arms
notice of appeal
nsl v. lagos state
obietonbara o. daniel
offence of illegal possession of firearms
oludotun adebola adefope-okojie
operative of the directorate of state security services
per muhammad
respondent witnesses
rules of this court
said conviction
territorial jurisdiction of the appellant
uwani musa abba aji
world of distinction
yakubu v. y.e.d.c ltd

UWANI MUSA ABBA AJI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of Honourable Justice J. K. Omotosho of the Federal High Court Sitting in Kano, Kano Judicial Division, in Charge No. FHC/KN/CR/84/2016, delivered on 8/7/2016, wherein the Appellant was convicted and sentenced variously on the 4 count charges against him to run concurrently for possession of firearms contrary to Section 27 of the Firearms Act, LFN, 2004.

The charges against the Appellant contained at pages 3-4 of the records in the Charge Sheet dated 8/4/2016 read as follows:


That you Dahiru Abdullahi of Rugan Alhaji Jalo Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State on the 9th May 2015 was found in possession of three (3) makorov pistols which you imported into Nigeria from Niger Republic, at Panpeguwa in Kaduna State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, which is an offence contrary to Section 3 and punishable under Section 27 of Firearms Act, Cap F28 Laws of …

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