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CAN THE COURT CONVICT FOR MURDER IN THE ABSENCE OF A DEAD BODY (CORPUS DELICTI)?

CASE TITLE: STATE v. AHMED (2020) LPELR-49497(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 24TH JANUARY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA, 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, Abuja division delivered on 17th day of March…

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DUTY OF AN ACCUSED PERSON RAISING THE DEFENCE OF ALIBI

CASE TITLE: UGWU v. STATE (2020) LPELR-49375(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 24TH JANUARY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA, 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, Enugu division delivered on Friday 20th December 2013. The…

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CAN THE SUPREME COURT ENTERTAIN AN APPEAL DIRECTLY FROM THE DECISION OF THE HIGH COURT?

CASE TITLE: AYOADE v. STATE (2020) LPELR-49379(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 24TH JANUARY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: AMINA ADAMU AUGIE, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Offence of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery and Robbery. FACTS This is an appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal which affirmed the…

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WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE LAW FOR A CRIMINAL BREACH OF TRUST TO OCCUR

CASE TITLE: KURE v. COP (2020) LPELR-49378(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 24TH JANUARY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: PAUL ADAMU GALUMJE, 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 Kaduna. The Appellant a “veterinarian”…

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IS A MEDICAL REPORT ADMISSIBLE EVEN IF NOT TENDERED THROUGH THE MAKER?

CASE TITLE: ETUK-UDO v. STATE (2020) LPELR-49164(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 7TH JANUARY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: OBANDE FESTUS OGBUINYA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on criminal law and procedure. FACTS This appeal queries the correctness of the decision of the High Court of Akwa Ibom State, holden at Abak, coram…

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CAN THE IDENTIFICATION OF AN ACCUSED PERSON TO ONESELF WITHOUT DISCLOSING THE FACT TO ANOTHER PROPERLY SUSTAIN A CONVICTION?

CASE TITLE: IDOKO v. STATE (2019) LPELR-48957(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 9TH DECEMBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: AYOBODE OLUJIMI LOKULO-SODIPE, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on criminal law and procedure. FACTS This appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of Imo State, Owerri, which was delivered by Justice P.O….

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WHETHER A PETITIONER CAN FRAME HIS GROUNDS FOR CHALLENGING AN ELECTION OUTSIDE THE GROUNDS PRESCRIBED BY LAW

CASE TITLE: WAYO & ANOR v. TYOUGH & ORS (2019) LPELR-48779(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 1ST NOVEMBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: ELECTION PETITION LEAD JUDGE: ONYEKACHI AJA OTISI, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Election Petition. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment and orders of the National and State Houses of Assembly Election Tribunal sitting in…

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WAYS OF PROVING THE COMMISSION OF A CRIME

CASE TITLE: IWUOHA v. STATE (2019) LPELR-48797(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 1ST NOVEMBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: MOORE ASEIMO ABRAHAM ADUMEIN, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS The appellant was the 3rd accused in Charge No. B/68C/2010 which was tried and determined by the High Court…

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IS POSSESSION OF A STOLEN ITEM PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE THAT THE PERSON IN POSSESSION OF THE ITEM PARTICIPATED IN THE ROBBERY?

CASE TITLE: ONAKPORO v. STATE (2019) LPELR-48795(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 1ST NOVEMBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: MOORE ASEIMO ABRAHAM ADUMEIN, 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 sitting in Delta State. The appellant was tried…

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WHAT IS THE EFFECT OF FAILURE TO ESTABLISH THE OFFENCE OF RAPE?

CASE TITLE: JULIUS v. STATE (2019) LPELR-48491(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 5TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: UZO IFEYINWA NDUKWE-ANYANWU, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Offence of Rape. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment of Ekiti State High Court delivered by Hon. Justice J. O. Adeleye on…

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