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ORODE
V.
STATE

(2018) JELR 49529 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/S/35C/2017 ·  2 Feb 2018 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
HUSSEIN MUKHTAR Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria MUHAMMED LAWAL SHUAIBU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria FREDERICK OZIAKPONO OHO Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
appellant
evidence
trial court
special provision
armed robbery
exhibits l
penal code
solomon d. orode
trial
reasonable doubt
sokoto judicial division
accused person
culpable homicide
evidence of pw6
act cap r11 lfn
defence of alibi
offence of armed robbery
accused persons
law of the federation of nigeria
24th day february
cause of the deceased death
confessional statement of the accused person
confessional statements
counts of conspiracy
discharge of the appellant
old market area
sokoto conspired
trial judge
wit prince efemena
alleged confessional statements
basis of the alleged confessional statements
behalf of the appellant
case submission of the 2nd accused
charge no. ss
close of the case of the prosecution
commit culpable homicide punishable
customs of various gold items
decision of the court
evaluation of the evidence
fair hearing of the appellant
firearms act
high court of sokoto
large quantity of golden jewelleries
leading judgment
penal code law
record of this appeal
said 2nd
solomon d. orod
submission of the learned counsel

MUHAMMED LAWAL SHUAIBU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant and his co-conspirator were charged before the High Court of Sokoto holding at Sokoto on Charge No. SS/11C/2009 on multiple counts of conspiracy, armed robbery, aiding and abetting the offence of armed robbery, and culpable homicide punishable with death contrary to Section 6(b), 1(2)(a), 6(a) of the Robbery and Firearms Act and Section 221 of the Penal Code. The Charges read as follows:

CHARGE

1. That you Solomon D. Orod and Godwin O. Bini on or about the 24th day February, 2008 at about. 2100 hours at Sokoto Conspired among yourselves-with others now at large to wit Prince Efemena, Osaz and Ehigie within Sokoto Judicial Division agreed to do an illegal act to wit, rob Gold Merchants at old Market area, Sokoto and that same act was done in Pursuance of the agreement and you thereby Committed an Offence Punishable Under Section 6 (b) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act Cap R11 LFN, 2014.

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