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SANUSI UMARU v. THE STATE

(2016) JELR 37008 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/S/23C/2015  •  14 Apr 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
PAUL ADAMU GALINJE JCA; TUNDE OYEBANJI AWOTOYE JCA; MUHAMMED LAWAL SHUAIBU JCA;

Judgement

TUNDE OYEBANJI AWOTOYE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is the judgment in respect of the appeal of the 9th accused in Suit No SS/14C/2013, now the appellant against the decision of High Court of Justice Sokoto (CORAM D. B. SAMBO J.) delivered on 13/3/2014.

The charge against the accused read thus:

That you Sama?ila Umaru, Salihu Sule, Hali Musa, Umaru Sarkin Noma, Haruna Tukur, Buhari Sidi, Abdurra?uf Amadu, Ibrahim Yakubu (Alias alh. Singa), Yusuf Bawa, Umaru Abdullahi, Kabiru Iliyasu, Bello Ahmadu, Sa?ad alh. Garba, Ibrahim Dan maimaili, Sanusi Garba, Ibrahim Umaru, Abubakar Labaran, Dahiru Dan joda, Abu Damo, Ahmadu Garba and Sanusi Umaru All Male of Kwargaba and Arba Village Wurno Local Government Area, Sokoto State on or about the 3rd April, 2012 at 2200hrs in Kwargaba Village, Wurno Local Government Area within Sokoto judicial division did commit the offence of Culpable Homicide punishable with death in that you caused the death of one Ardo Umaru ?M? by inflicting …

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