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EMMANUEL NWAEBONYI V. THE STATE

(1994) JELR 45354 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.19/1993  •  27 May 1994  •  Nigeria

Coram
SALIHU MODIBBO ALFA BELGORE JSC; ABUBAKAR BASHIR WALI JSC; IDRIS LEGBO KUTIGI JSC; EMMANUEL OBIOMA OGWUEGBU JSC; ANTHONY IKECHUKWU IGUH JSC;

Judgement

WALI, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant, Emmanuel Nwibo Nwaebonyi was arraigned before the High Court Abakaliki in Abakaliki Judicial Division, charged with the following offence -

"OFFENCE: Murder contrary to Section 319(1) C.C

Particulars of Offence

Emmanuel Nwibo Nwaebonyi alias Amasiri Nwaebonyi on or about 28th day of July, 1980 at Ndiogbaga Inyimagu Izzi in Abakaliki Judicial Division murdered Nwaji Nkwagu."

He pleaded not guilty to the charge. The prosecution thereafter called a total number of 9 witnesses to prove the charge. At the close of the prosecution's case the appellant gave evidence in his own defence but called no other witness.

The learned trial Judge, Offiah J. considered the evidence adduced and found the appellant guilty as charged and sentenced him to death by hanging.

In exercise of his constitutional right, the appellant appealed to the Court of Appeal Enugu Division and in a judgment of that court delivered by Oguntade J.J.C.A. (concur…

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