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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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SCOPE OF THE JURISDICTION OF THE STATE AND FEDERAL HIGH COURTS WITH RESPECT TO ENFORCEMENT OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

CASE TITLE: EFCC v. REINL (2020) LPELR-49387(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 24TH JANUARY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: ENFORCEMENT OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS LEAD JUDGE: KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Enforcement of Fundamental Rights. FACTS This appeal is against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division delivered on 26/1/2018. The brief…

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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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WHO CAN CONTEST THE CONDUCT OF A PRIMARY ELECTION?

CASE TITLE: IGWEMMA & ANOR v. OBIDIGWE & ORS (2019) LPELR-48112(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 21ST JUNE, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: ELECTORAL MATTERS. LEAD JUDGMENT: JOHN INYANG OKORO, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Electoral Matters. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division delivered on 12th April 2019. The…

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INGREDIENTS OF THE OFFENCE OF CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT ARMED ROBBERY AND ARMED ROBBERY

CASE TITLE: STATE v. GBAHABO & ORS (2019) LPELR-48117(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 21ST JUNE, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Ilorin Division delivered on the 13th day of…

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HOW TO ESTABLISH THE OFFENCE OF MISCHIEF BY FIRE

CASE TITLE: SALAU v. STATE (2019) LPELR-48114(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 21ST JUNE, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: UWANI MUSA ABBA AJI. J. S. C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS This appeal is against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, delivered on 3/3/2016, which…

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WHAT THE COURT SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE CONVICTING AN ACCUSED PERSON BASED ON HIS CONFESSIONAL STATEMENT

CASE TITLE: ALAO v. STATE (2019) LPELR-47856(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 31ST MAY, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: SIDI DAUDA BAGE, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Offences of Conspiracy to commit Armed Robbery and Armed Robbery. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Ibadan Division…

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RIGHT OF A PERSON TO DEFEND HIS PERSON, FAMILY AND PROPERTY AGAINST UNWARRANTED AGGRESSION, TRESPASS OR THREAT

If you find this case helpful and would like to access more cases like this, please subscribe to LawPavilion PRIME here CASE TITLE: STATE v. SHONTO (2019) LPELR-47431(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 12TH APRIL, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: AMINA ADAMU AUGIE, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure.  FACTS During…

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