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SEGUN AKINSUWA v. THE STATE

(2014) JELR 36447 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/AK/141C/2011  •  7 Aug 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
MOJEED ADEKUNLE OWOADE JCA; MOHAMMED AMBI-USI DANJUMA JCA; JAMES SHEHU ABIRIYI JCA;

Judgement

MOHAMMED AMBI-USI DANJUMA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal from the Judgment of his Lordship F. O. Aguda -Taiwo of the High Court of Justice Ore, sitting at Ondo, delivered on 5th of August, 2010.

The respondent commenced criminal proceedings against the accused persons by filing information dated 24th May, 2005.

The appellant and two others were arraigned before the Ondo State High Court, Ore sitting at Ondo on a two count charge of conspiracy to murder and murder contrary to and punishable under Section 516 of the Criminal Code Cap. 30 Vol. 11 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 1978 and Section 316, punishable under Section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code Cap. 30 Vol. 11 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 1978 respectively.

The appellant, the 1st accused therein and the 2nd accused person pleaded not guilty to the two count charge and the case proceeded to hearing. The prosecution called four (4) witnesses and tendered Exhibits 1 - 10 and the I. D 1 - 9 containing …

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