(2022) JELR 109157 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  CA/A/177C/2016 ·  13 Jan 2022 ·  Nigeria
Fatima Omoro Akinbami, JCA Abubakar Mahmud Talba, JCA Peter Oyinkenimiemi Affen, JCA

PETER OYINKENIMIEMI AFFEN, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): Introduction 

A robbery took place at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Garaku Lafia, Nasarawa State on 25/10/12 at about midnight. It was said to be an armed robbery. The victim was one Rev. Father Paul Onah. The robbers made away with his blue-coloured Honda CRV Jeep (SUV) with Reg. No. BWR 22 AG and other valuables: blackberry cell phone, laptop, wristwatches, footwear, travelling bag, and some money. The Honda CRV was subsequently recovered in the process of being registered by a third party who purchased it from one Ahmed Ibrahim (a barber) contracted by the Appellant to dispose of it. The Appellant was arraigned along with two others before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja ("the lower Court") in Charge No. FCT/HC/CR/53/2013: Inspector General of Police v. Felix Ngozi Achi and 2 Ors on a 3-count charge of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and armed robbery. The specifics of the charge dated 5/…

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