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ISAH KASSIM v. THE STATE

(2015) JELR 36705 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/162/C/2014  •  20 Mar 2015  •  Nigeria

Coram
ISAIAH OLUFEMI AKEJU JCA; OLUDOTUN ADEBOLA ADEFOPE-OKOJIE JCA; AMINA AUDI WAMBAI JCA;

Judgement

ISAIAH OLUFEMI AKEJU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant was the accused person in charge No. K/19c./2012 at the Kano Judicial division of the High Court of Kano State. In the one count charge dated 15th February, 2012, the appellant was alleged of committing the offence of culpable homicide punishable with death under Section 221 (b) of the Penal Code (cap. 105) Laws of Kano State 1991 in that on or about 15/1/2009 at about 1600 hrs., at hotoro quarters, Kano he stabbed one Akaraja Musbahu with a knife in his back till he died with the knowledge that death would be the probable consequence of his act.

The appellant pleaded not guilty to the charge whereupon the prosecution called four witnesses as PW1 - PW4 and the appellant gave evidence in defence of the charge without calling any additional witness.

In the considered judgment of the High Court of Kano State delivered by Hon. Justice Wada Abubakar Omar on 19th November, 2013, the appellant was found guilty of theā€¦

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