Whether a Body Such as the Hisbah Can Arrest and Investigate a Person Caught Committing an Offence

CASE TITLE: BALA v. STATE (2022) LPELR-57475(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 6TH MAY, 2022 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: ITA GEORGE MBABA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION:  This appeal borders on the Offence of Rape. FACTS:  This appeal is against the decision of the High Court of Kano State, delivered by Justice Aisha R.D. Muhammad. ​The…

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WHETHER THE OFFENCE OF OBTAINING BY FALSE PRETENCE CAN BE COMMITTED AGAINST AN UNKNOWN VICTIM

CASE TITLE:                         AKINYEMI IDOWU JEGEDE v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA (2021) LPELR – 55072 (CA) JUDGMENT DATE:           14TH MAY, 2021 JUSTICES:                            CHIDI NWAOMA UWA, JCA                                            TUNDE OYEBANJI AWOTOYE, JCA                                            JAMES GAMBO ABUNDAGA, JCA COURT DIVISION:            LAGOS PRACTICE AREA:             Criminal Law and Procedure- Offence of Obtaining by False Pretenses FACTS The…

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WHETHER JUDGMENT CAN BE DELIVERED ON A WEEKEND/PUBLIC HOLIDAY

CASE TITLE: UHARA v. STATE (2021) LPELR-55512(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 10TH SEPTEMBER, 2021 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: ITA GEORGE MBABA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Offence of Armed Robbery. FACTS This appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of Enugu State in Suit No. HOR/9C/2014, delivered on…

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WHAT DEGREE OF PROVOCATION WILL REDUCE THE OFFENCE OF MURDER TO ONE OF MANSLAUGHTER

CASE TITLE: ESSIEN v. STATE (2021) LPELR-55181(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 22ND JULY, 2021 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: RITA NOSAKHARE PEMU, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment of the Ondo State High Court, Akure. ​On the 10th of September, a…

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WHETHER THE PROSECUTION IN A MURDER CHARGE MUST ESTABLISH THE DATE OF DEATH

CASE TITLE: ENEBELI v. STATE (2021) LPELR-54990(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 4TH JUNE, 2021 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE. LEAD JUDGMENT: ADAMU JAURO, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS This appeal is against the decision of the Court of Appeal, Benin Division delivered on 7th June, 2016 wherein the Appellant’s…

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CAN A LOAN DEAL ARISING FROM A BANKER/CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP METAMORPHOSE INTO A CRIMINAL TRIAL AND SUBSEQUENT CONVICTION?

CASE TITLE:                         MUTIAT OMOBOLA ADIO v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA (2021) LPELR-54517(CA) JUDGMENT DATE:           2ND JUNE, 2021 JUSTICES:                            JIMI OLUKAYODE BADA JCA                                            UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU JCA                                            FOLASADE AYODEJI OJO JCA PRACTICE AREA:              Criminal Law and Procedure – Offence of Stealing FACTS: Mutiat Omobola Adio (Appellant) who was in the employment of…

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