CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE – ATTEMPT TO COMMIT AN OFFENCE – Ingredients of the offence of attempt to commit armed robbery


“To succeed in proof of a charge for attempted armed robbery, the Prosecution must prove the following ingredients: (a) That there was an attempt to rob by the accused person but he was stopped in the process or he attempted to abet the commission of the offence; (b) That the accused was armed or in the company of a person who was armed; and (c) That the accused person in an attempt did some act of an ambiguous kind, directly towards the commission of the offence charged, Osung v State (2012) 18 NWLR (pt. 1332) 256; Tope v State (2019) 15 NWLR (pt. 1695) 289.” Per CHIMA CENTUS NWEZE, JSC in AKINKUNMI v. STATE (2022-LCER-46533-SC) (Pp 34 – 34; Paras C – F)

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