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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CAN A COMPLETELY CONSTITUTED GIFT OF LAND MADE INTER VIVOS BY AN ANCESTOR WHO LET THE DONEE INTO POSSESSION BE REVOKED?

CASE TITLE: EKWEOGU & ORS v. ANYAMA & ORS (2020) LPELR-49292(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 21ST JANUARY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: LAND LAW LEAD JUDGE: ITA GEORGE MBABA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Land Law. FACTS This Appeal is against the judgment of Imo State High Court in Suit No. HOR/46/99 delivered on 24th September 2013 by…

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EFFECT OF FAILURE TO SERVE NOTICE OF REVOCATION OF RIGHT OF OCCUPANCY

HEADING: EFFECT OF FAILURE TO SERVE NOTICE OF REVOCATION OF RIGHT OF OCCUPANCY CASE TITLE: ATUME v. BAKODO (2020) LPELR-49162(CA)  JUDGMENT DATE: 10TH JANUARY, 2020  PRACTICE AREA: LAND LAW LEAD JUDGE: ABDULLAHI MAHMUD BAYERO, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the declaration of title to land. FACTS This Appeal germinated from the judgment of the…

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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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2020 Outlook: 9 Hot Legal Practice Areas You Should Jump On

Being a lawyer means many things but the most paramount is that you are considered to be a learned fellow. Everybody expects you to be an expert at everything or at least know something about everything. To help you a bit, our esteemed writers’ cum legal experts and techies at LawPavilion have put together a…

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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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WHAT IS A PARTY RELYING ON TRADITIONAL HISTORY EXPECTED TO PLEAD AND PROVE WHEN ESTABLISHING HIS ROOT OF TITLE

CASE TITLE: ZAPHANIAH v. GARBA & ANOR (2019) LPELR-48930(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 9TH DECEMBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: LAND LAW LEAD JUDGE: ABDULLAHI MAHMUD BAYERO, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Land Law. FACTS This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court of Adamawa State. The Appeal originated from Zangra Area Court in Suit…

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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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