judy.legal
Login Register

ISHAYA BAMAIYI V. THE STATE & ORS

(2001) JELR 23951 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.292/2000  •  6 Apr 2001  •  Nigeria

Coram
MICHAEL EKUNDAYO OGUNDARE JSC EMMANUEL OBIOMA OGWUEGBU JSC SYLVESTER UMARU ONU JSC UMARU ATU KALGO JSC SAMSON ODEMWINGIE UWAIFO JSC

Judgement

UWAIFO, JSC (Delivering the Leading Judgment): There is pending in the Lagos High Court an Information filed on 27 January, 2000, charging offences against the appellant and four others on six counts. The appellant, who is the 1st accused in that Information, is involved in four of the counts. Two of them relate to conspiracy to murder two persons separately and at two different periods at Ikoyi, Lagos, namely, one Alex Ibru and one Isaac Seiya Porbeni. One other count is attempted murder of the said Alex Ibru while another is unlawfully causing grievous harm to him. The trial is on-going before Ade-Alabi, J.

The appellant moved for bail and the learned trial judge heard arguments on 7 March, 2000. On 19 May, 2000, he gave a considered ruling refusing bail. The appellant's appeal to the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division was dismissed on 11 December, 2000. Still dissatisfied, the appellant has appealed to this court and has asked that his appeal be determined on two issues, namely:

1. W…

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