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Danjuma Garba & Ors V. The State (1981) LLJR-SC

Danjuma Garba & Ors V. The State (1981)

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G. IRIKEFE, J.S.C.

I agree that, as conceded by appellants’ counsel, this appeal lacks merit. Accordingly, I would dismiss the appeal of each appellant. Appeal dismissed.

A. O. OBASEKI, J.S.C.: I agree with the learned counsel for the appellants that there is nothing that can be usefully urged in favour of the appellants. On the merits, the appellants, self confessed participants in the robbery, were properly convicted and their appeal properly dismissed by the Federal Court of Appeal. The fact that they were hired to carry the loot of the robbery is irrelevant as they accompanied those who hired them to the scene of robbery and saw action at the scene which sent one of the night guards, Idirisu, flying away for safety.
The appeal lacks merit and is hereby dismissed.

K. ESO, J.S.C.: In this appeal, Mr. Shola Rhodes, learned counsel for the appellants has nothing in law to urge in favour of the appellants. I think he is right. The appellants were rightly convicted and their appeal rightly dismissed by the Federal Court of Appeal. It is a good thing learned counsel has gone through the record thoroughly. I have also done the same and could not find anything in favour of the appellants. It is regrettable though that although the Lagos State D.P.P. was served with notice of hearing in this case, no appearance has been put up by him to assist this court. Appeal is dismissed.

A. N. ANIGAOLU, J.S.C.: There being nothing to urge in favour of the appellants, this appeal must be, and is hereby dismissed.

See also  Abimbola Sanyaolu v. The State (1976) LLJR-SC

M. L. UWAIS, J.S.C.: I agree that there is no merit in this appeal as was rightly pointed out by learned counsel for the appellants in the brief filed. There is also no substance in the point raised that the appellants were not found by the trial Judge to be armed. I agree that the appeal should be dismissed and it is hereby dismissed. The decision of the Federal Court of Appeal is hereby confirmed.


SC.14/1980

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