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,~HE HIGH COURT OF ,t\.NAMBRA STATE OF NlGERlA
[N~ THE HIGH COURT OF NNEWI ruDIClAL D IVI_SlON

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HOLDEN AT NNEWI:
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BEFORE HI S LORD · '
THURS THE 7TH DAY.OF JUNE 2018 .

SUIT NO HN/'.?.;C/2016 :

BETWEEN :

THE

COMPLAINANT

STATE
AND

PAUL

DEFENDANT

MATHEW

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JUDGMENT
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-11lc initial charge in respect of this case was filed on 14 h June 2o·l 6. It
·wzts a one count charge of the offence of burglary contrary to Section 37 8 and
Stf;J.linr:: c~rntrary to Section 353 (12) of Criminal Code, Cap , 36 , Vol. ii Re vised
h\-\ s of A rrnmh~·a Swte , 199 l ( as amended) . The pa11iculars of offenc~ \Vere
:rnpp!i ed
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Plea was taken on 30 January 2017 . The Defendant pleaded not guilty .
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Actual trial started on 15 1\1arch 2017 with the evidence of PW l . Altogether
three (3) witnesses testified for the prosecution. The prosecution tendered one
ll) exhibit The case of the prosecution was closed on 14 th November 2017 _
Before the Defence opened, the prosecution ·sought leave to amend the
charge by way of substitution . This was not opposed and was granted as
prayed That saw the birth of the Amended Charge deemed filed on 6/12/2017
which become the subject matter of the trial. The Amended charge reads thus ~
STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

AIDING , Contrary to Section 4 (1) ( c) of Criminal Code, Cap 36 , Vol. ii,
Revised laws of Anambra State, 1991 .
PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

_Paul ~athe\v on th~ 14

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day of Oc tober, 2014 at Okplmo Otolo"Nne vvi in
Nnewi North Loc~l Goven1me~t Area within the Nnewi Judicial Divison being
uard of one Ch 1ef Donatus Obieze. aided one Toclnilcwu and
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