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IKECHUKWU EZEKIEL v. THE STATE

(2018) JELR 42339 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/OW/54C/2014  •  23 Feb 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
MASSOUD ABDULRAHMAN OREDOLA JCA; ITA GEORGE MBABA JCA; TUNDE OYEBANJI AWOTOYE JCA;

Judgement

MASSOUD ABDULRAHMAN OREDOLA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of High Court of Abia State (hereinafter referred to as the lower Court), delivered on the 1st day of July, 2013.

Brief facts of the case:

The accused person/appellant (hereinafter referred to as the appellant) together with one Iheukwumere Levi were accused of killing one Ndubuisi Umeonu on the 21st day of July, 2010. The deceased alongside one Ogbonna Ogwuru were alleged to have visited their village Ikwoyi Ibeku, Umuahia, Abia State, with some policemen to effect arrest. In the course of arresting one Ezekiel Agwu, his children Ikechukwu Ezekiel, Iheukwumere Levi and Chinaza Nnokwam were alleged to have obstructed the policemen from carrying out their lawful duty. Also, Chinaza Nnokam was alleged to have struggled with one of the police officers and in the course of the struggle, the said Chinaza was accidentally shot in the foot. As a result of the shot, some of the village …

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