ISIBOR
V.
. THE STATE

(2002) JELR 44675 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.246/2001 ·  25 Feb 2002 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
Isibor v. State (2002) 4 NWLR (Pt.758)741 (2002) 2 S.C (Pt.II) 110
Isibor v. State (2002) 4 NWLR (Pt. 758) 741
CORAM
MICHAEL EKUNDAYO OGUNDARE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SYLVESTER UMARU ONU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SAMSON ODEMWINGIE UWAIFO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria AKINTOLA OLUFEMI EJIWUNMI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria EMMANUEL OLAYINKA AYOOLA Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
appellant
evidence
car
4th p
trial court
5th p
lower court
taxi cab
doctrine of recent possession
learned trial judge
reasonable doubt
trial
benin city
special provisions
part of the direct evidence
armed robbers
armed robbery
5th day of april
5th prosecution witnesses
leading judgment
police check point
quality of evidence
stolen car
appeal court
asst. controller of prisons welfare
briefs of argument
case of the prosecution
company of other persons
court of appeal
courts
evidence of 6th p
evidence of witnesses
express way ibadan
eye witnesses
findings of fact
high court
m. e. ogundare
much details of the facts
oral submissions of both counsel
photostat copy of the said radio message
possession of a peugeot
public announcement of the incident
robbery of the 4th p
said road
s. o. uwaifo
taxi cab no. oy
time of the said robbery
view of the discrepancies

S. O. UWAIFO, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): On 29 November, 2001 when this appeal came on for hearing, I dismissed it having earlier perused the record and the briefs of argument filed in addition to hearing the oral submissions of both counsel that day. I then reserved the reasons for my judgment till today.

The appellant was charged with armed robbery contrary to and punishable under section 1(2)(a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Decree (now Act) No. 47 of 1970 as amended by the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) (Amendment) Decree (Act) No.8 of 1974. The particulars of the offence were stated to be that on or about the 5th day of April, 1980 along Old Ife Road by the Express Way Ibadan, the appellant armed with firearms, and in the company of other persons unknown, robbed one Alhaji Y.A.Afolabi of his peugeot 504 car with registration No. OYB 2118 A valued at about N9,000.00 and a lady's bag containing N600.00. Without going into much details of…

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