ADIE
V.
STATE

(2013) JELR 50984 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/C/60C/2012 ·  5 Feb 2013 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA JCA (Presided) JOSEPH TINE TUR JCA (Read the Lead Judgment) ONYEKACHI A. OTISI JCA
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TUR JCA (Delivering the Lead Judgment): The appellant was the second out of three accused persons charged before the High Court of Justice, Cross River State of Nigeria holden at Ogoja. The charges read as follows:

“Statement of offence: Conspiracy contrary to section 520(6) of the Criminal Code Law, Cap. C16 Vol.3, Laws of Cross River State of Nigeria,2004.

Particulars of offence: Adie Christopher Ebodo, Olom Adie and Ajor Eneji on 28 October 2007 at St. Mark’s Primary School Gakem, Bekwarra in the Ogoja Judicial Division did conspire amongst yourselves to effect an unlawful purpose to wit and cause grievous harm to Hon. Agabi Edward Efenji.

Statement of offence count II Grievous harm contrary to section 355 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap. C16, Vol. 3, Laws of Cross River State of Nigeria, 2004.

Particulars of offence

Adie Christopher Ebodo, Olom Adie and Ajor Eneji on 28 October 2007 at St. Mark’s Primary School Gakem, Bekwarra in the Ogoja Judicial Division did caused grievous …

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