ADAMU JAURO, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appeal herein is against the Judgment of the Taraba State High Court of Justice, sitting at Jalingo delivered on 18th October, 2013 in Suit No. TRSJ/12C/2009, wherein the Appellant was found guilty for the offence of culpable homicide and sentenced to death by hanging under Section 221(a) of the Penal Code Law.
By way of synopsis, the facts giving rise to this appeal can be packaged as follows: By an information dated 15th June, 2009 the Appellant was arraigned on a two counts charge for the offence of culpable homicide punishable with death contrary to Section 221(a) of the Penal Code Law and illegal possession of firearms contrary to Section 3(1) of the Robbery and Firearms (special provisions) Act, 1990. The said charges are as follows:-
"STATEMENT OF OFFENCE
COUNT 1: Culpable homicide punishable with death under section 221(a) of the Penal Code.
PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE
That you Adamu Yakubu on or about the 14th day of May, 200…