MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant along with other people at large were arraigned on an information/charge before the Rivers State High Court, Port Harcourt (High Court hereinafter) for the offence of murder. A statement of the offence on the charge sheet was that the Appellant and others at large on the 31st day of July, 2001 at No. 49 Woji Road, Rumuolu, and Port-Harcourt murdered one Iyobu Nemieboka contrary to Section 319 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Eastern Nigeria, applicable to Rivers State.
Four (4) witnesses testified for the prosecution and several exhibits were admitted in the discharge of the duty to prove the alleged offence beyond reasonable doubt as required by law.
On her part, the Appellant testified in defence of the charge against her.
After taking addresses of learned counsel, the High Court in the judgment delivered on the 8th of February 2005 found the Appellant guilty of the offence charged and sentenced her to death by …