(2018) JELR 39053 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/AK/39C/2016 ·  15 Feb 2018 ·  Nigeria
UZO IFEYINWA NDUKWE-ANYANWU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria OBANDE FESTUS OGBUINYA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria RIDWAN MAIWADA ABDULLAHI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
contention of counsel
reasonable doubt
exclusive legislative list
medical evidence
act of the national assembly
offence of murder
death of the deceased
instant case
state high court
osun state
trial court
criminal code
evidence of the pathologist
high court
respect of offences
civil causes
criminal charge
criminal code laws of osun state
leading judgment
aforementioned decision of the lower court
authorization of the honourable attorney general
count charge of conspiracy
criminal acts
criminal charge of conspiracy
criminal charge of murder
criminal matters
death penalty
death sentence
evidence of pw1
exclusive jurisdiction
exhibits p1
explosive substances
federal republic of nigeria
issue of jurisdiction
judgment of the high court of osun state
laws of osun state of nigeria
osun state high court
reliable evidence
resume of the facts
ridwan maiwada abdullahi
rules of this court parties
see alabi v
state v ilori
support of its case

UZO IFEYINWA NDUKWE-ANYANWU, J.C.A (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the High Court of Osun State delivered on the 11th day of December, 2014 by Hon. Justice A. A. Aderibigbe.

A resume of the facts culminating in this appeal is hereby made as follows: The Appellant, Richard Abayomi Adesanmi was arraigned with others at large before the Osun State High Court, Osogbo Judicial Division on a six count charge of conspiracy to effect an unlawful purpose under Section 518(6), attempt to injure with explosive substances under Section 336, preparation to commit crime with explosives under Section 514, acts intended to cause grievous harm under Section 332(3) and Section 332(6) and murder under Section 319 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 34, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.

Trial commenced in earnest on 10th March, 2014 with the Appellant pleading "Not Guilty" to the charges. The Prosecution called 6 witnesses and tendered Exhibits P1 - P7 in support of it…

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