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(2021) JELR 109273 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.494/2016  •  23 Apr 2021  •  Nigeria

Mary Ukaego Peter-Odili, JSC John Inyang Okoro, JSC Ejembi Eko, JSC Ibrahim Mohammed Musa Saulawa, JSC Adamu Jauro, JSC


EJEMBI EKO, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The charge defended by the Appellant alleges:

That you NURA ALIYU of No. 110, Zamfarawa Road, Funtua, Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State on or about the 11th day of August, 2006 around 08.00 hrs at Government Girls Secondary School Funtua in Funtua Local Government within the Funtua Judicial Division committed the offence of culpable homicide punishable with death by doing an act to wit: stabbing one Jamilu Yahaya with a knife on the head and stomach with knowledge that such is likely to cause death and it it did cause his death and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 221 of the Penal Code.

The charge was accompanied with the Proofs of Evidence.

In the course of the trial, the prosecution, through the PW. 1, tendered in evidence, the confession of the Appellant, as the accused person, contained in Exhibits A and A1. The Appellant was represented by Counsel. The Counsel, after conferring with the Accuse…

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