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AHMED RABIU v. THE STATE

(2010) JELR 33703 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/206/C/09  •  15 Apr 2010  •  Nigeria

Coram
UWANI MUSA ABBA AJI JCA; MARY PETER ODILI JCA; ABDU ABOKI JCA;

Judgement

UWANI MUSA ABBA AJI, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the Kogi State High Court, sitting in Okene, presided over by Hon. Justice S.O. Otu, delivered on the 30th March, 2009, overruling the objection of the Appellant's counsel that the Statement of the Appellant to the Police was made out of inducement, non-compliance with Police Officers' Rules and torture.

On the 31st December, 2005, the Appellant was arrested for the offence of culpable homicide contrary to Section 221 of the Penal Code. The charge against the Appellant states thus:

"That you, Ahmed Rabiu of Ajaokuta road check point, Okene within the Kogi State Judicial Division, on or about the 10th day of November, 2005, while armed with a gun intentionally shot and killed one Nasiru Audu and you thereby committed the offence of culpable homicide punishable under Section 221(a) of the Penal Code."

On the 23rd January, 2008, the Statement of the accused person/Appellant taken on theā€¦

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