THE PROPER APPROACH TO AN INDICTMENT CONTAINING A CHARGE OF CONSPIRACY AND A SUBSTANTIVE CHARGE

CASE TITLE: JIMOH v. STATE (2019) LPELR-48089(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 5TH JULY, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: ABUBAKAR MAHMUD TALBA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal against the Judgment of Ogun State High Court, Abeokuta judicial Division, delivered on 12th day of…

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RAISING THE DEFENCE OF ALIBI TIMEOUSLY

CASE TITLE: MUSA v. FRN (2019) LPELR-48155(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 3RD JULY, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: CHIDI NWAOMA UWA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Offences of Conspiracy and Obstruction of Officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) from carrying out their lawful duty. FACTS The appeal is…

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CAN DECLARATORY RELIEFS BE GRANTED ON MERE ADMISSION OR DEFAULT OF DEFENCE?

CASE TITLE: DANGOTE FLOUR MILLS PLC v. SAMAGADA INDUSTRIES LTD (2019) LPELR-48084(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 15TH JULY, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: JOSEPH EYO EKANEM, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Civil Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court of Benue State, Makurdi, which was delivered by…

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CAN A BREACH OF CONTRACT RESULT IN CRIMINAL LIABILITY?

CASE TITLE: ANUBALU v. STATE (2019) LPELR-48088(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 borders Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal against the Judgment of the High Court of Anambra State sitting in Ogidi (“the lower Court” or “the trial…

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WHO CAN CONTEST THE CONDUCT OF A PRIMARY ELECTION?

CASE TITLE: IGWEMMA & ANOR v. OBIDIGWE & ORS (2019) LPELR-48112(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 21ST JUNE, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: ELECTORAL MATTERS. LEAD JUDGMENT: JOHN INYANG OKORO, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Electoral Matters. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division delivered on 12th April 2019. The…

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INGREDIENTS OF THE OFFENCE OF CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT ARMED ROBBERY AND ARMED ROBBERY

CASE TITLE: STATE v. GBAHABO & ORS (2019) LPELR-48117(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 21ST JUNE, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Ilorin Division delivered on the 13th day of…

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HOW TO ESTABLISH THE OFFENCE OF MISCHIEF BY FIRE

CASE TITLE: SALAU v. STATE (2019) LPELR-48114(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 21ST JUNE, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: UWANI MUSA ABBA AJI. J. S. C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS This appeal is against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, delivered on 3/3/2016, which…

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WHEN WILL A TRIAL-WITHIN-TRIAL NOT BE CONDUCTED?

CASE TITLE: WANZAM v. FRN (2019) LPELR-48006(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 3RD JULY, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: JAMES SHEHU ABIRIYI, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS This appeal is against the judgment delivered on 9th May 2016 in the Federal High Court, Yola Judicial Division holden…

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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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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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