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EMMANUEL EGWUMI v. THE STATE

(2013) JELR 36106 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.453/2010  •  22 Feb 2013  •  Nigeria

Coram
WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN JSC; CHRISTOPHER MITCHELL CHUKWUMA-ENEH JSC; BODE RHODES-VIVOUR JSC; MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMED JSC; CLARA BATA OGUNBIYI JSC;

Judgement

BODE RHODES-VIVOUR, JSC (DELIVERING THE LEADING JUDGMENT): The appellant as accused person was charged along with eight other accused persons who did not stand trial.

The charge against the appellant read:

"1ST HEAD OF CHARGE

That you Emmanuel Egwemi and others presently of large, namely David Nwadike, Boyi Nyekwewu, Raphael Boyi, Joel Boyi, Udalor Uchegwe, Thomas Anayi, Edogo Nnaye and Okolo Achemoye presently standing trial in this honourable court, on or about the 29th day of November 1998 at Akumaji in Ibaji Local Government Area of Kogi State, agreed to do an illegal act to wit, invade the home of one Alhaji Umoru Bamayi, caused destruction to his properties and that of his wives and that of his children, beaten (sic) up his wife and eventually ended up by killing the said Alhaji Umoru Bamayi and that the same acts were done in pursuance of the agreement and you thereby committed an offence punishable under section 97 of the penal Code.

2ND HEAD OF CHARGE

That you Emmanuel Egwemi …

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