WHEN A PERSON CAN BE CONVICTED FOR AN ATTEMPT TO COMMIT RAPE

CASE TITLE: CHIBUIKE OFORDIKE v. THE STATE (2019) LPELR-46411(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 11TH JANUARY, 2019. PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: JOHN INYANG OKORO, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the offences of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, armed robbery and attempted rape. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment of the…

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FACTORS THE COURT WILL CONSIDER BEFORE PLACING RELIANCE ON IDENTIFICATION EVIDENCE

CASE TITLE: SANI LAWALI v. THE STATE (2019) LPELR-46405(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 18TH JANUARY, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: EJEMBI EKO, J.S.C SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Sokoto Division, affirming the decision of the High…

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DISTINCTION BETWEEN INTER-PARTY DISPUTE AND PRE-ELECTION DISPUTE

CASE TITLE: PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY & ORS v. CHIEF (ENGR.) ADEBAYO DAYO & ORS (2018) LPELR-46187(CA) PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT BY: HARUNA SIMON TSAMMANI, J.C.A. FACTS OF THE CASE This is an appeal against the Ruling of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Abeokuta Judicial Division, delivered by Shitu Muhammed Abubakar, J. By…

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RESPONDENT’S FAILURE TO FILE HIS BRIEF TO CONTEST AN ISSUE OR APPEAL DOES NOT MAKE THE ISSUE OR APPEAL OF THE APPELLANT AUTOMATICALLY WON OR A FAIT ACCOMPLI

CASE TITLE: MR. NNAMDI OGUOMA & ORS v. COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, IMO STATE & ORS (2018) LPELR-46252(CA) PRACTICE AREA: ENFORCEMENT OF FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS LEAD JUDGMENT BY: ITA GEORGE MBABA, J.C.A. FACTS OF THE CASE This is an appeal against the judgment of the Federal High Court, Owerri Division, in Suit No. FHC/OW/CS/77/2016, delivered on 18/1/2017…

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INTRODUCTION OF NEW TERMS INTO AN EXISTING AGREEMENT: HOW IT CAN BE DONE

CASE TITLE: SAVANNAH SUGAR COMPANY LIMITED v. ZACKSON LIMITED (2019) LPELR-46382(CA) PRACTICE AREA: LAW OF CONTRACT LEAD JUDGMENT BY: JAMES SHEHU ABIRIYI, J.C.A. FACTS OF THE CASE This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court of Adamawa State. The facts of the case are that the Appellant advertised for the construction and…

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DEFENCE/PLEA OF ALIBI

CASE TITLE: SULEIMAN OLAOLUWA v. THE STATE (2019) LPELR-46370(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 15TH JANUARY, 2019. PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: AHMAD OLAREWAJU BELGORE, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure.   FACTS: This is an appeal against the decision of the High court of Ekiti State. By information dated…

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WHEN AN ORDER OF RETRIAL WILL BE MADE

CASE TITLE: FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA v. NASIRU YAHAYA (2019) LPELR-46379(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 25TH JANUARY, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS: This is an appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto. The background…

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CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH A NO CASE SUBMISSION CAN BE MADE AND UPHELD

CASE TITLE: CHYFRANK NIGERIA v. FRN (2019) LPELR-46401(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 18TH JANUARY, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: CHIMA CENTUS NWEZE, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS: This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division. Sometime in 2005, Frank Amah, the…

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EFFECT OF NON-COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 19(1) OF THE AUCTIONEER LAW

CASE TITLE: BANK OF AGRICULTURE LIMITED v. ALHAJI AUDU ADE ALIYU (2019) LPELR-46351(CA) DATE: 15th day of January, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: MORTGAGE LAW LEAD JUDGMENT BY: BOLOUKUROMO MOSES UGO, J.C.A. FACTS OF THE CASE This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court of Plateau State. This suit was commenced in the High…

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THE DEFENCE OF PROVOCATION DOES NOT EXCULPATE AN OFFENDER FROM CRIMINAL LIABILITY

CASE TITLE: MATI MUSA v. THE STATE (2019) LPELR-46350(SC) PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW LEAD JUDGMENT BY: MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD, J.S.C. DATE: 11th day of January, 2011 FACTS OF THE CASE This is an appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna.  By a charge dated 5th July, 2006, the appellant was…

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