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MR UBONG OBOT v. THE STATE

(2014) JELR 36613 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/C/294C/2013  •  31 Mar 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA JCA; UZO I. NDUKWE-ANYANWU JCA; CENTUS CHIMA NWEZE JCA;

Judgement

UZO I. NDUKWE-ANYANWU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the High Court of Akwa Ibom State sitting in Uyo delivered on the 29th of July, 2013 and sentencing the accused to death by hanging.

Being dissatisfied with the judgment, the Appellant filed a notice of appeal on the 5th of August, 2013.

The facts of this case is that it was alleged that the accused/Appellant beat up the deceased a 13 year old boy, carried him up, turned him upside down and hit his head on the floor several times. As a result of these hits, blood started gushing out from all the orifices in his head. He became unconscious and the accused mum, bought rob ointment and applied on his body. When the senior sister of the deceased returned from the market, she raised an alarm. One of their neighbours gave her money to take the deceased to the hospital. The deceased mum came back from the market and joined them in the hospital. The deceased was moved to three hospitals …

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