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CHIJIOKE UGWU v. THE STATE

(2020) JELR 91774 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.196/2015  •  24 Jan 2020  •  Nigeria

Coram
OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA, J.S.C. (Presided and Read the Leading Judgment) KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN, J.S.C. AMINA ADAMU AUGIE, J.S.C. PAUL ADAMU GALUMJE, J.S.C. UWANI MUSA ABBA AJI, J.S.C.

Judgement

ARIWOOLA, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division given on Friday 20th December, 2013. The appellant and one other had earlier been arraigned before the Enugu State High Court, sitting at the Nsukka Judicial Division, on 21/07/2003.

They were charged with conspiracy to murder, and murder of Christopher Ogbonna, the Chief Security Officer of University of Nigeria, Nsukka

The information filed by the then Attorney General of Enugu State on the said two counts charge reads thus:

Count 1

Conspiracy - contrary to section 494 of the Criminal Code, Cap.36, Vol. 1 Laws of Anambra State of Nigeria 1986, as applicable to Enugu State of Nigeria.

Particulars:

Clement Ezeazu alias Fimmbbar and Chijioke Ugwu, alias Police on or about the 26th day of May, 2002, at No.449, Elias Avenue, University of Nigeria, Nsukka Campus, in the Nsukka Judicial Division conspired to commit a felony - Murder.

Count 2

Murder - contrary to section…

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