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ALI ZAMAN v. THE STATE

(2015) JELR 36707 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/J/8C/2013  •  26 Mar 2015  •  Nigeria

Coram
JOSEPH TINE TUR JCA; IBRAHIM SHATA BDLIYA JCA; RIDWAN MAIWADA ABDULLAHI JCA;

Judgement

JOSEPH TINE TUR, JCA(Delivering The Leading Judgment): The appellant has appealed against his trial, conviction and sentence to death on 29th June, 2012 under Section 221(b) of the Penal Code by A.Y. Sanya, J, of the Borno State High Court of Justice holden at Maiduguri. The original Notice of Appeal filed on 4th September, 2012 contained three grounds. Leave was subsequently granted the appellant to amend the Notice and Grounds of Appeal with a deeming order on 21st May, 2014. Appellant filed a brief of argument on 14th March, 2014 with a deeming order on 21st May, 2014. The respondent's brief was filed on 17th June, 2014. Appellant filed a reply brief on 10th July, 2014. Learned Counsel adopted their respective briefs of argument on 4th March, 2015 when the appeal came up for hearing.

There was a wedding ceremony to which it is alleged the appellant and the deceased attended. The wedding is said to have according to the charge being held at Abaderi village in Damboa Local Government…

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