(1991) JELR 45331 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.167/1990 ·  31 May 1991 ·  Nigeria
Other Citations
Ibrahim v. State (1991) 4 NWLR (Pt.186) 399 (1991) 5 SCNJ 129 (1991) 5 S.C 171
Ibrahim v. State (1991) 4 NWLR (Pt. 186) 399
ANDREWS OTUTU OBASEKI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ADOLPHUS GODWIN KARIBI-WHYTE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SALIHU MODIBBO ALFA BELGORE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria PHILLIP NNAEMEKA-AGU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ABUBAKAR BASHIR WALI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
offensive weapon
such use
trial court
court of appeal
accused person
criminal code of lagos state
air gun
criminal code law of lagos state
defence of alibi
learned trial judge
evidence of the prosecution
offence of robbery
armed robbery
commission of the offence
learned justices of the court of appeal
canon gun
death sentence
definition of offensive weapon
property of the said akinola green
403b of the criminal code of lagos state
alleged contradictions
armed forces
causes injury
evidence of prosecution witnesses
evidence of the prosecution witnesses
facts of this case
following issues
grounds of appeal concern identification
horsewhip fall
material fact
particulars of the accused person
police post
raise doubt
see okosi v
s. m. a. belgore
such contradictions
total ignorance of the robbery

S. M. A. BELGORE, J.S.C.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): On 2nd January, 1983, one Akinola Green, the P.W.1 was driving his car along Badagry Expressway. He got to a spot where he saw three men in army uniform, who stopped him and asked for a lift to a spot called Mile 2. As the three men forcibly entered the vehicle and looking hostile, he told them he was not going to Mile 2. One of the men then dipped his hand in his (P.W.1's) pocket and removed the money he had there. The two others demanded more money and he told them he had no more money on him. They dragged him out of the vehicle and beat him telling him he was hiding his money somewhere. They ordered him back into his vehicle and one of them took control of the vehicle. They then drove towards Badagry up to when they got to a dark spot near Trade Fair Complex where they stopped, beat him again after dragging him out of his vehicle. They asked him to choose between his life and his vehicle; he chose the former. After beating …

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