NIGERIAN POLICE! OBTAINING CONFESSIONAL STATEMENTS FROM A SUSPECT DOES NOT OBVIATE THE NEED FOR PROPER INVESTIGATION

BABATUNDE AFOLABI v. THE STATE (2021) LPELR-53501(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 30TH MARCH, 2021 JUSTICES:  JIMI OLUKAYODE BADA, JCA     UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU, JCA     FOLASADE AYODEJI OJO, JCA COURT DIVISION: IBADAN PRACTICE AREA: Criminal Law and Procedure – Offence of Armed Robbery  FACTS The Appellant was charged before the High Court of Ogun State on an Information for…

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THE PURPOSE OF THE LAW OF DEFAMATION

ERHIEKEVWE v. URHOBO TIMES PRESS LTD & ORS (2021) LPELR-53337(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 17TH MARCH, 2021 PRACTICE AREA: TORT LEAD JUDGMENT: MOHAMMED AMBI-USI DANJUMA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Tort of Libel. FACTS This an Appeal against the decision of the High Court of Justice, Delta State per Kwame O. Okpu, J.,…

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EFFECT OF FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE TIME FRAME PROVIDED UNDER SECTION 19(2) OF THE TRADITIONAL RULERS AND CHIEFS EDICT 1979 OF BENDEL STATE TO SET ASIDE THE SELECTION OF A TRADITIONAL RULER BEFORE RESORTING TO THE COURT

CASE TITLE: OMOMZUAWO & ANOR v. UGBODAGA & ORS 2021) LPELR-53434(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 25th MARCH, 2021 PRACTICE AREA: CHIEFTAINCY MATTERS. LEAD JUDGMENT: BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Chieftaincy Matters. FACTS This is an appeal against the Ruling of the High Court of Edo State, Fugar Judicial Division, Coram: Efe Ikponmwonba J,…

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CAN AN INVESTIGATION PANEL SET UP BY THE NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION EXERCISE JUDICIAL POWERS AS REGARDS ALLEGATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION AND AWARD DAMAGES IN SUCH RESPECT?

CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS OF THE SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PANEL OF THE NHRC ON OIL SPILLS & ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION & ORS v. TOTAL E & P (NIG) LTD CITATION: (2021) LPELR-53151(CA) In the Court of Appeal In the Calabar Judicial Division Holden at Calabar ON FRIDAY, 5TH MARCH, 2021 Suit No: CA/C/400/2017 Before Their Lordships: MOJEED ADEKUNLE…

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LEGAL EFFECT OF AN UNREGISTERED DOCUMENT AFFECTING LAND

ONWUSOR v. MAINA & ORS (2021) LPELR-53368(CA)  JUDGMENT DATE: 17TH MARCH, 2021  PRACTICE AREA: LAND LAW  LEAD JUDGMENT: JUMMAI HANNATU SANKEY, J.C.A.  SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT:  INTRODUCTION  This appeal borders on Land Law.  FACTS  This Appeal is against the Judgment of the High Court of Justice, Borno State in  Suit No. BOHC/MG/CV/10/2019, delivered on January 13,…

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DUTY OF A PARTY WHO RELIES ON ACQUISITION OF TITLE BY GRANT TO PROVE SAME

TAYA & ANOR v. ABUBAKAR (2021) LPELR-52652(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 25TH JANUARY, 2021 PRACTICE AREA: LAND LAW. LEAD JUDGMENT: UZO IFEYINWA NDUKWE-ANYANWU, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Land Law. FACTS This is an Appeal against the judgment of the High Court of Gombe State sitting in its appellate jurisdiction. The Judgment was delivered on…

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MEANING AND INGREDIENTS OF THE TORT OF DETINUE

DANGOTE CEMENT v. ANYAFU (2021) LPELR-52601(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 7TH JANUARY, 2021 PRACTICE AREA: TORT LEAD JUDGMENT: MONICA BOLNA’AN DONGBAN-MENSEM, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Tort of Detinue. FACTS This is an appeal challenging the decision of the High Court of Justice, Kogi State, delivered on the 30th of December, 2017 Coram…

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WHEN A PARTY WILL BE LIABLE TO PAY PILOTAGE DUES

NOBLE DRILLING (NIG) LTD v. NPA (2021) LPELR-52535(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 8TH JANUARY, 2021 PRACTICE AREA: MARITIME LAW LEAD JUDGMENT: OBANDE FESTUS OGBUINYA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Maritime Law. FACTS This is an appeal against the decision of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Lagos Division, coram judice; O. E Abang, J., in…

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WHEN WILL AN APPELLATE COURT INTERFERE WITH THE AWARD OF DAMAGES MADE BY A LOWER COURT

HERITAGE BANK LTD v. DON & CHYKE (NIG) LTD & ANOR (2020) LPELR-52423(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 31ST DECEMBER, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE. LEAD JUDGMENT: ADZIRA GANA MSHELIA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Civil Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal against the Judgment of the Plateau State High Court, Coram Justice D.D. Longi, delivered…

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CAN A SUBPOENAED WITNESS BE INDICTED FOR AN OFFENCE FOR WHICH HE WAS NOT CHARGED?

DASUKI v. FRN & ORS (2020) LPELR-52287(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 16TH DECEMBER, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: STEPHEN JONAH ADAH, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS The appellant, Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki appealed against the Judgment (in part) of the Federal High Court, sitting in…

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