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(2021) JELR 108780 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/A/107C/2018 ·  14 Jan 2021 ·  Nigeria
Stephen Jonah Adah, JCA Yargata Byenchit Nimpar, JCA Elfrieda Oluwayemisi Williams-Dawodu, JCA

Ratio Decidendi

STEPHEN JONAH ADAH, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, hereinafter referred to as "trial Court", coram judice, D.Z. Senchi J., delivered on the 16th June, 2015, in Charge No: FCT/HC/CR/53/2013, convicting the defendant/accused now appellant, (Okechukwu Ughanwa) with other co-accused, for the offences bothering on conspiracy to commit armed robbery punishable under Section 6(b) and armed robbery punishable under Section 1 (2) (a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act LFN 2004. The appellant together his co-accused were thereafter, sentenced to death by hanging.

The three counts charge upon which the appellant together with others were charged reads as follows.


That you Felix Ngozi Achi 'm', Okechukwu Ughanwa 'm', Nancy Okpoh 'f' and others now at large on the 25th of October, 2012 at Saint Michael's Catholic Church Garaku Lafia in the Lafia Judicial Division Triabl…

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