This appeal is against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Ekiti Division delivered on the 5th day of December, 2019.
Two security agents, a team of NDEA operative who later testified as PW2 and PW3 while on patrol duty stopped a vehicle and after searching same, recovered a gun in a black nylon, which the car’s driver pointed at the Appellant as the possessor thereof. The Appellant however denied the accusation. Subsequently, the Appellant alongside one other person was charged before the High Court of Ekiti State for the offence of unlawful possession of firearms contrary to Section 3(1) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.
The trial High Court tried and convicted them for the said offence. Accordingly, the Appellant and the other person were sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. Dissatisfied, the Appellant filed an appeal at the Court of Appeal. The Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal and affirmed the judgment of the trial High Court. Still dissatisfied, the Appellant further appealed to the Supreme Court.