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CHIEF DAYO OKONDO V. THE STATE

(2010) JELR 33268 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/IL/C.9/2010  •  9 Dec 2010  •  Nigeria

Coram
UWANI MUSA ABBA AJI JCA; CHIDI NWAOMA UWA JCA; HARUNA MOH'D TSAMMANI JCA;

Judgement

UWANI MUSA ABBA AJI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of Hon Justice I. O Akeju of the High Court of Ekiti State delivered on the 4th day of May, 2009 convicting the Appellant of attempted murder punishable under section 320(1) of the criminal code Cap 30 vol. II Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 1978 as applicable in Ekiti State of Nigeria and sentencing him to a term of imprisonment for three years with an option of fine of N20, 000

For a proper perception, it is instructive to state the facts of the case leading to this appeal. Between 13th and 15th of March 2004, the students of College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti went on rampage over the Ekiti State Government's proposal to appoint an unpopular candidate as Provost of the College as against the popular Acting Provost.

The Appellant at the material point in time was a Member of Board of Trustees, People's Democratic Party, a Politician and Chairman of Ekiti State Local Government Service C…

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