(2003) JELR 44937 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/PH/306/2000 ·  3 Feb 2003 ·  Nigeria
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Ogidi v. State [2003] 9 NWLR (Pt.824)1
Ogidi v. State (2003) 9 NWLR (Pt. 824) 1
SYLVANUS ADIEWERE NSOFOR Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ABOYI JOHN IKONGBEH Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria DAVID ADEDOYIN ADENIJI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
learned trial judge
1st accused
accused persons
reasonable doubt
cyriacus ogidi
accused person
exhibit h
laws of the federation
brief of argument
material contradiction
trial judge
2nd accused
case file
governor of imo state
guilt of the appellants
house of the pw1
sufficient evidence
1st day of june
appraisal of the evidence
back of exhibit h.
back of the exhibit
conclusion of the evidence
decision of the trial court
dwelling house of the aforesaid innocent nnakaihe
evidence point
following items of property
gang of other robbers
imo state
leading judgment
offence of armed robbery
owerri high court
part of his evidence
property of mr. innocent nnakaihe
record lines
record of appeal lines
recovered items
see chief frank ebba v
testimony of the dw5
total value of property

NSOFOR, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellants were arraigned on the information of the Attorney-General, Imo State, before the Owerri High Court, (C.I. Ohakwe, J.) charged with the offence of armed robbery, contrary to Section 1(2)(a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap. 398, Laws of the Federation, 1990. The "particulars of offence" charged as follows:-

"Cyriacus Ogidi (alias Ogbuma), Augustine Awuzie, Paul Uzoechi, Chukwudi Ogidi and others at large, on the 1st day of June, 1997, at Amuzu Uno Arondizuogu, in Orlu Judicial Division, while armed with offensive weapon to wit: locally made pistols and matchets, robbed one Mrs. Ndidi Nnakaihe, of the following items of property, one trident radio cassette, valued at N960.00, two electric sockets valued at N700.00, two brocade wears valued at N3,000.00, one jean trousers valued at N400.00, two trousers valued at five hundred (N500.00) five cassette cartridges, valued at N500.00, children wears valu…

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