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IN THE HIGH COURT OF ANAMBRA STATE OF NIGERIA

IN THE HIGH COURT OF NNEWI JUDICIAL DIVI SION
HOLDEN t\ T OGIDI
ON ASSIGNME 1\JT AT NNEWI
E EFORE HIS LORDSHIP HONOURABLE JUSTICE CHUKWUDI C . OKAA
ON MONDAY THE117TH DAY OF DECEMBER , 2018
SUIT NO .HID/14C/20'1 3

BElWEEN :
THE STATE

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PROSECUTION

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DEFENDANT

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CHll3UEZE ONUOHA

JUDGMENT

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The Defenda nt was arraigned alongsic'e one Em ma nuel Oku on a charge
of ar 11ed robbe ry co ntrary to Section 1 :2)( a) of the Robbe ry and Firearms
(Spe : ial Provisions) Act. The sa id Emm anue l Oku was discha rged on a no
case subm ission .
At t~ e trial, the Prosecution ca lled twJ witn esses , w hil e the Defendant
testif ~d for hi mself as a so le witnes ~:._ Documents were tendered and
adm i" ted in evidence as exh ibits .
INSP, : CTOR EFOT !G IRi test ified as P\iv.1 . He was the Investigating Police
OfficE r (IPO ) and was stationed at Nnobi Po li ce as at year 2012 . He knew
the C ~fendant. He test ified that on 31/?/2012 , one Ebuka Okeke made a
comp a int of a case of stealing at his s ation . The compla int was that the
Defer dant forc ibly removed his gold ne, :kl ace from his neck and stole his
two I lokia handsets valued at N25 ,000 .00 . The alleged crime was
comrr itted by the Defendant alongside c ,1e other person who fled from the
scene in a kinko motorcycle .
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He vi~ited the scene of the crime i.e. Ni el Road , Awka Etiti and obtained
the st; ,tement of the compla inant , Basil Emejulu (chairman of the Central
Vigilar te Service , Awka Etiti) , whi) assistr·d him in effecting the arrest of the
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