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AKANINYENE BENSON BROWN v. THE STATE

(2016) JELR 37130 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/C/153CC/2015  •  8 Feb 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
ONYEKACHI AJA OTISI JCA; PAUL OBI ELECHI JCA; JOSEPH OLUBUNMI KAYODE OYEWOLE JCA;

Judgement

PAUL OBI ELECHI, J.C.A.:(Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the Ruling of High Court of Akwa Ibom State, Ukanafun Judicial Division delivered by the Hon Justice Ezekiel Ennang on the 31st July, 2015. The 4th Accused/Appellant was the 4th Accused person at the Lower Court whilst the 1st Respondent was the complainant and 1st, 2nd and 3rd Accusesd persons respectively.

The 1st - 4th Accused/Appellants were charged with conspiracy, Murder and causing grievous harm under Section 33,326(1) and 344 of the Criminal Code Law respectively cap 38 vol. 2 Laws of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria 2000.

In Count 1, the 1st - 4th Accused/Appellants were alleged to have conspired on the 18th March, 2015 amongst themselves to kill one Hon Okon Joseph Uwah. In Count 2, the 1st - 4th Accused Appellants were alleged to have murdered one Hon. Okon Joseph Uwah on the 15th March, 2015. In Count 3, the 1st - 4th Accused Appellants were alleged to have murdered one Hon. Okon Joseph Uwah on 1…

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