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TAIYE
V.
STATE

(2018) JELR 39097 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.479/2015 ·  11 May 2018 ·  Nigeria
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Taiye v. State (2018) 17 NWLR (Pt. 1647) 115
CORAM
OLABODE RHODES-VIVOUR Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria JOHN INYANG OKORO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria AMIRU SANUSI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SIDI DAUDA BAGE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria

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armed robbery
trial court
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confessional statement
lower court
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11th day of january
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special provisions
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illegal possession of firearms
offences of conspiracy
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volume xxii laws of the federation of nigeria
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totality of the evidence
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leading judgment
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trial judge
white volvo car
court of appeal
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learned attorney general of delta state
learned counsel
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state v
voluntary confessional statement
above finding
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close of the prosecution
count charges
driver of the said vehicle
end of the trial
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high court of delta state
present appellant
said volvo car

AMIRU SANUSI, JSC (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant was arraigned before the High Court of Delta State [the trial Court) and tried on four count charges as follows:-

COUNT NO.I

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE: COUNT I

Conspiracy to commit armed robbery, contrary to Section 5 [b) and punishable under Section 1(2) (a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap 398 volume XXII Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 1990.

PARTICULARS OF THE OFFENCE

Taiye Michael Efe 'm' on or about the 11th day of January, 2006, at Effurun within Effurun judicial Division conspired with others now at large to commit armed robbery.

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE: COUNT II

Armed robbery, punishable under Section 1 (2) (a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special provisions) Act, 1990.

PARTICULARS OF THE OFFENCE

Taiye Michael Efe 'm' on or about the 11th day of January, 2006, at Effurun within Effurun judicial Division robbed Felix Izomare of two Nokia handsets and cash sums of ₦100,000.00 (One hundred thousand naira…

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