judy.legal
Login Register

OLUWATOYIN ABOKOKUYANRO v. THE STATE

(2016) JELR 37109 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.159/2012  •  18 Mar 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN JSC; CLARA BATA OGUNBIYI JSC; KUMAI BAYANG AKA'AHS JSC; KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN JSC; CHIMA CENTUS NWEZE JSC;

Judgement

CLARA BATA OGUNBIYI, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appeal is against the judgment of the Court of Appeal Ekiti division, delivered on 25th day of March, 2011, unanimously affirming the judgment of Ikole High Court, delivered on 25th October, 2006, which convicted and sentenced the appellant to death and life imprisonment for murder and attempted murder respectively.

The appellant was arraigned with three other accused persons (Sunday Jegede, Sunday Udor and Olanrewaju! Ayan) before the trial High Court on the 11th day of July, 2001 on a three-count information of conspiracy to murder, murder of one Moyowa Adeleye and the attempted murder of one Folade Ojo.

The appellant and his co-accused pleaded not guilty but before the commencement of hearing, one of them, by name Sunday Jegede (the then 1st accused) died and the appellant became the 1st accused throughout the trial.

?

PROSECUTION CASE:- in the afternoon of 29th November, 1998, the deceased victim, Mayowa Adeleye was se…

There's more. Sign in to continue reading

JUDY is the comprehensive database of case law and legislation from Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. Gain seamless access to over 20,000 cases, recent judgments, statutes, and rules of court.


Get started   Login