WHAT THE COURT SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE CONVICTING AN ACCUSED PERSON BASED ON HIS CONFESSIONAL STATEMENT

CASE TITLE: ALAO v. STATE (2019) LPELR-47856(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 31ST MAY, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: SIDI DAUDA BAGE, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Offences of Conspiracy to commit Armed Robbery and Armed Robbery. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Ibadan Division…

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The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA): A Guide

We take a cursory look at the African Continental Free Trade Agreement through the simple guide prepared by Tralac – Trade Law Centre in South Africa. The AfCFTA Agreement is a trade agreement aimed at creating a single market followed by free movement and an African single-currency union. The AfCFTA Agreement is a framework agreement covering Trade in Goods…

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CAN A DEFAULT JUDGMENT BE SET ASIDE?

CASE TITLE: EYO & ORS v. JAMES (2019) LPELR-47936(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 1ST JULY, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: MOJEED ADEKUNLE OWOADE, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Civil Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal against the decision/Ruling of Hon. Justice E. F. F. Obot sitting at the High Court of Akwa Ibom…

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HOW TO ESTABLISH THE OFFENCE OF DEFILEMENT

CASE TITLE: EZE v. STATE (2019) LPELR-47984(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 3RD JULY, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: ABUBAKAR SADIQ UMAR, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal and cross-appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS This appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of Ebonyi State, Abakaliki Judicial Division, delivered by…

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NEED FOR THE IDENTITY OF LAND TO BE ASCERTAINED

If you find this case helpful and would like to access more cases like this, please subscribe to LawPavilion PRIME here CASE TITLE: SATI v. WAYA (2019) LPELR-47763(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 10TH JUNE, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: LAND LAW LEAD JUDGMENT: TANI YUSUF HASSAN, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on land law. FACTS This is an appeal from the…

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CONSENT: WHETHER SIGNING A DOCUMENT BINDS THE PARTY?

If you find this case helpful and would like to access more cases like this, please subscribe to LawPavilion PRIME here CASE TITLE: OTTI v. EXCEL-C MEDICAL CENTRE LTD & ANOR (2019) LPELR-47699(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 11TH JUNE, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: LAW OF TORT LEAD JUDGMENT: UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the…

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Did She Consent?

Did She Consent? is a guest post submitted by Yemisi Onaopemipo (Lawyer). The Internet in Nigeria has literally been set afire over the last few days. Some commentators have claimed that since there was no violence involved it was not a rape. Well, the law is quite explicit on what constitutes a Rape and that includes the following:…

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THE HYDRA-HEADED FOURTH ALTERATION

INTRODUCTION Whilst we all know about the 4th alteration to the Nigerian 1999 Constitution; I doubt if we all know that there are about five (5) different versions of 4th alterations (Yes, that many!). However, in our usual way of going the extra mile to make sure all resources needed to make your legal research…

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Practice Beyond Borders: Your Action Plan

In the past few weeks, we have discussed about how you can operate a scaleable practice as a legal professional in Nigeria using the abundant opportunities that the internet provides. We discussed, how to operate a reputable law firm without a traditional office structure and what services you can offer clients outside of Nigeria. While…

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WHEN IDENTITY OF LAND WILL NOT BE IN ISSUE

If you find this case helpful and would like to access more cases like this, please subscribe to LawPavilion PRIME here CASE TITLE: MARANATHA CONSULTANTS LTD & ANOR v. DIRISU (2019) LPELR-47745(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 13TH JUNE, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: LAND LAW LEAD JUDGMENT: FOLASADE AYODEJI OJO, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Land Law. FACTS This…

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