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UDOFIA
V.
STATE

(2018) JELR 39167 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/C/185C/2017 ·  8 Mar 2018 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
CHIOMA EGONDU NWOSU-IHEME Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria STEPHEN JONAH ADAH Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria JOSEPH OLUBUNMI KAYODE OYEWOLE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria

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STEPHEN JONAH ADAH, JCA (DELIVERING THE LEADING JUDGMENT): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Uyo Division of the Akwa Ibom State High Court in Charge No. HU/28C/02 delivered on the 20th day of August, 2004 by A. B. USEN, J. The offence charged was for Armed Robbery contrary to Section 1(2), (9) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Decree No. 5 of 1984. The accused person at the trial court who is now the appellant was convicted for the offence of armed robbery and sentenced to death.

The appellant was dissatisfied with the judgment of the trial court so he now appealed to this court vide his notice of appeal filed sequel to the leave of court granted on 5th December, 2016. The notice of appeal was filed on 19th December, 2016.

The record of appeal was transmitted on 6th October, 2017 but deemed duly transmitted and served on 15th January, 2018. The appellants brief was filed on 13th July, 2017 but deemed duly filed and served on 15th January, 2018. The respondent…

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