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UWADIALE AREBAMEN v. THE STATE

(1972) JELR 44111 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.110/1971  •  14 Apr 1972  •  Nigeria

Coram
TASLIM OLAWALE ELIAS JSC; IAN LEWIS JSC; UDO UDOMA JSC;

Judgement

I. LEWIS, JSC. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In Charge No. U/lOC/70 in the High Court at Ubiaja, the information against the accused read:

"At the Sessions Holden at Ubiaja on the 14th day of September, 1970, the court is informed by the Director of Public Prosecutions of the Midwestern State of Nigeria on

behalf of the State that Uwadiale Arebamen (m) is charged with the following offences:

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE 1ST COUNT

Arson, contrary to Section 38(a) of the Criminal Code Cap. 28 Vo1. I Laws of the Western State of Nigeria, 1959, applicable in the Midwestern State of Nigeria.

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

UWADIALE AREBAMEN (M) on the 5th day of March, 1970, at Ukpaja village Ubiaja, in the Ubiaja Judicial Division wilfully and unlawfully set fire to the building of Atupele Imhenen (m).

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE 2ND COUNT

Arson, contrary to Section 382(a), of the Criminal Code, Cap. 28 Vol. I, Laws of the Western State of Nigeria, 1959, applicable in the Midwestern State of Nigeria.

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