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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REQUIREMENT OF THE LAW WHERE A WITNESS IS TO BE CROSS-EXAMINED AS TO PREVIOUS STATEMENTS IN WRITING

CASE TITLE: FRN v. EMIRATES AIRLINES & ORS (2021) LPELR-54658(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 11TH JUNE, 2021 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: OBANDE FESTUS OGBUINYA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Offences of Conspiracy, Stealing and Obtaining by False Pretences. FACTS This appeal interrogates the correctness of the decision of the Federal…

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WHEN THE OFFENCE OF ARMED ROBBERY WILL BE DEEMED TO HAVE BEEN COMMITTED

CASE TITLE: ADESINA v. STATE (2021) LPELR-54515(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 2ND JUNE, 2021 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE. LEAD JUDGMENT: FOLASADE AYODEJI OJO, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Offences of Conspiracy to commit Armed Robbery and Armed Robbery. FACTS The Appellant and one Ridwan Ojekunle were charged before the trial Court on…

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WHETHER ONE PERSON CAN BE TRIED/CONVICTED FOR THE OFFENCE OF CONSPIRACY

CASE TITLE: OKPALANGWU V. FRN (2021) LPELR-52710(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 29TH JANUARY, 2021 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: ITA GEORGE MBABA, 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 Federal High Court sitting in Lagos wherein the learned trial Judge…

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NATURE OF CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS UNDER SECTION 17 OF THE ADVANCE FEE FRAUD AND OTHER FRAUD RELATED OFFENCES ACT, 2006

CASE TITLE: ADIGUN v. EFCC & ORS (2020) LPELR-52302(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 29TH DECEMBER, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: EBIOWEI TOBI, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on an Order of forfeiture. FACTS This appeal is against the judgment of Hon. Justice C.M.A. Olatoregun of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos…

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TRIAL JUDGES ARE TO EXERCISE THEIR DISCRETION IN BAIL APPLICATIONS BOTH JUDICIALLY AND JUDICIOUSLY

CASE TITLE: UGWU v. STATE (2020) LPELR-49375(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 24TH JANUARYY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE. LEAD JUDGMENT: 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 given on Friday 20th December, 2013. The appellant…

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WHETHER AN ACCUSED PERSON CAN BE CONVICTED ON THE UNCORROBORATED EVIDENCE OF THE PROSECUTRIX IN A CHARGE OF RAPE

CASE TITLE: NSEUDOH v. STATE (2020) LPELR-49633(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 18TH MAY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE. LEAD JUDGMENT: MUHAMMED LAWAL SHUAIBU, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Offence of Rape. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment of the High Court of Akwa Ibom State sitting at Eket Judicial Division delivered…

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ELEMENTS OF THE OFFENCE OF ARMED ROBBERY

OSIFO v. STATE (2021) LPELR-54136(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 5TH MAY, 2021 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE. LEAD JUDGMENT: JOSEPH EYO EKANEM, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Offences of Armed Robbery and Kidnapping. FACTS The case of the prosecution was that at 7:30 pm on 30/4/2010, a certain Tina Ihasele was in a…

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