AGWUAJA
V.
THE STATE

(1982) JELR 39856 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.91/1981 ·  6 May 1982 ·  Nigeria
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AGWUAJA v. THE STATE (1982) 5 S.C.
CORAM
GEORGE SODEINDE SOWEMIMO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ANDREWS OTUTU OBASEKI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria KAYODE ESO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria AUGUSTINE NNAMANI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MUHAMMADU LAWAL UWAIS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
appeal
appellant
federal court of appeal
learned trial judge
conviction
counsel
sentence
court
death
favour of the appellant
defence of provocation
merit
records
respondent
view
action
a. nnamani
a. o. obaseki
brother
co-workers
defence
defences of provocation
deputy director of prosecutions of rivers state
evidence
favour of the appeal
f. o. akinrele
frivolous reasons
g. s. sowemimo
high court
j.s.c
judgments
k. eso
law
leading judgment
learned counsel
m. l. uwais
mr. inkotariah
offence of murder
oral statement
people
point
premeditated murder
proceedings
provocation
san
self defence
society
substance
violence
well.the act of the accused

G. S. SOWEMIMO, J.S.C (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant was charged with the offence of murder, tried, convicted and sentenced to death, in the High Court. His defence of provocation and self defence were both considered and in my view properly rejected. He appealed to the Federal Court of Appeal and this was dismissed as well.The act of the accused is very reprehensive, cutting down, killing people all around him without any cause whatsoever. Counsel for the appellant, F. O. Akinrele, SAN, having perused the records informs us both in his brief and oral statement in court that he has nothing to urge in favour of the appellant. The Deputy Director of Prosecutions of Rivers State, Mr. Inkotariah also informed the court that he has nothing to urge in favour of the appellant. I have looked through the proceedings before us and could see no point which has been raised which will justify this court to interfere with the judgment of the court below. The appeal is therefore di…

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