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NONSO OKERE v. THE STATE

(2016) JELR 37192 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.325/2012  •  22 Jan 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN JSC; NWALI SYLVESTER NGWUTA JSC; MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI JSC; OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA JSC; MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD JSC;

Judgement

MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, hereinafter referred to as the Court below, affirming the conviction and sentence of the appellant by the High Court of Lagos State, the trial Court, in charge No.LCD/56/2006. Whereas the trial Court's judgment was was delivered on 13th day of April 2010, the lower Court's judgment being appealed from to this Court on thirteen grounds was delivered on 25th June 2012. A brief summary of the facts leading to this appeal given at once below.

Respondent's case is that appellant conspired with one Nkenna Onyegbu, now deceased, to murder Chinwe Ofomata. Two witnesses gave evidence to prove the case against the appellant. PW1. Ubaka Onyegbu the brother of Chinwe killed on the 28 October 2004 and PW2 the investigating police officer from the Yaba police Station Criminal Investigation Department. The prosecution's case built on Exhibits A-A2 and B, appeā€¦

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