ADEYEMI
V.
STATE

(2018) JELR 38943 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/IB/403/2016 ·  10 May 2018 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
MONICA BOLNA'AN DONGBAN-MENSEM Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria CHINWE EUGENIA IYIZOBA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria NONYEREM OKORONKWO Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
counsel
appellant
accused persons
confessional statement
ganiyu lawal
persons
confessional statements
reasonable doubt
learned trial judge
oyo state
accused person
cross-examination
brief of argument
trial court
c1
independent evidence
1st accused
confessional statement of an accused person
maria adeniji aka iya ibeji
scm page
superior police officer
a2 photographs of the deceased woman
absence of such circumstantial evidence
assistant chief state counsel
case of dagayya v. state
case of ogudo v. state
case of the prosecution
cases of state v gwangwan
c-h counsel
close of the prosecutions case
confessional statement of ganiyu
confession of the accused person
conviction of an accused person
criminal code law
entire circumstances of this case
following exhibits
head of the deceased exhibits c
high court of ogun state
laws of ogun state of nigeria
miller vs minister of pension
ministry of justice ogun state
only piece of evidence
prosecution witnesses
retracted exhibit d
severed head of the deceased maria adeniji
sole evidence of pw1
sole witness inspector agboola john
totality of evidence

CHINWE EUGENIA IYIZOBA, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Appellant and three other accused persons namely Ganiyu Lawal, Ismaila Lasisi and Semiu Ganiyu were on the 13th day of October 2016 in the High Court of Ogun State, Abeokuta Judicial Division Coram O.O Majekodunmi J. convicted of the offences of Conspiracy to commit Murder and Murder contrary to Sections 324, 316 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Law, Laws of Ogun State of Nigeria 2006. The Appellant herein dissatisfied with his conviction filed this appeal.

THE FACTS:

The case of the Prosecution is that on the 15th day of July 2000, at about 8 a.m., the Appellant and the three accused persons were at a construction site as casual workers. The 1st accused person (Ganiyu Lawal) engaged the deceased (Maria Adeniji aka Iya Ibeji) to be fetching water in the site. The deceased never returned home after the days job. Alarm was raised and after enquiry and search, the 1st accused (Ganiyu Lawal) was arrest…

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