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HOLO LANRE v. THE STATE

(2018) JELR 38352 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.210/2015  •  14 Jun 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD JSC; KUMAI BAYANG AKA'AHS JSC; AMINA ADAMU AUGIE JSC; EJEMBI EKO JSC; PAUL ADAMU GALINJE JSC;

Judgement

EJEMBI EKO, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Court of Appeal, sitting at Akure (Coram: Owoade, Danjuma and Abiriyi, JJCA), on 24th February, 2015 in the appeal No. CA/AK/60CA/2014, affirmed the conviction of, and sentence imposed on the Appellant for the offences of criminal conspiracy to murder, and the murder of one Adeoye Dowo (a hunch-back young man 19 years old). The said Adeoye Dowo (deceased) was until 13th January, 2012, living with his mother, Mrs. Lydia Dowo (the PW.1) a widow. The deceased slept in the same house with his mother the previous night. Early in the morning of 13th January, 2012, he went out to urinate and never returned to the house. The deceased, according to the PW.1, was an intimate friend of the 1st Accused who lived in the neighbourhood. The villagers alerted, started frantic search for the missing youngman. The PW.1 and the villagers went to the house of the 1st Accused, who was a tenant of the 2nd Accused (the Appellant herein). The 1st Accu…

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