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NMA DOGO, ALIYU DWAFU, AGAIE GARBA, MAGAJI IBRAHIM, ABUBAKAR KAGO, ETSU DZUKO & NDAKO AGAIE v. THE STATE

(2001) JELR 47452 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.44/2000  •  26 Jan 2001  •  Nigeria

Coram
SALIHU MODIBBO ALFA BELGORE JSC; SYLVESTER UMARU ONU JSC; ANTHONY IKECHUKWU IGUH JSC; ALOYSIUS IYORGYER KATSINA-ALU JSC; AKINTOLA OLUFEMI EJIWUNMI JSC;

Judgement

EJIWUNMI, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The above named appellants were convicted for the offences of conspiracy and culpable homicide contrary to sections 97 and 221 (a) of the Penal Code respectively by Fati Abubakar, J. sitting at the Minna High Court, the state filed its information against them and eight others.

That information, which contained three counts read thus:

The charges

One: That you,

(1) Nma Dogo (m)

(2) Aliyu Dwafu Agaie

(3) Alhaji Alfa Tella (Tailor) (m)

(4) Alhaji Baba Idirisu Mohammed (Badirisu) (m)

(5) Garba Magaji (alias Nnazuru) (m)

(6) Baba Sallah Ibrahim (m)

(7) Ibrahim Abubakar Kago (m)

(8) Etsu Dzuko Ndako Agaie (m)

(9) Alhaji Babadoko Kafinta (m)

(10) Alhaji Ndako Agaie (m)

(11) Mohammed Cece (m)

(12) Alhaji Muhammadu Anahiru (Etsu of Agaie (m) and

(13) Ndagi Mohammed Babadoko (m)

on or about the 9th to the 13th day of February, 1994, at Agaie in Agaie Local Government Area of Niger State agreed to do an illegal act, to wit; to cause the death…

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