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Amaremor v. State (2014) 10 NWLR (Pt. 1414) 1
MAHMUD MOHAMMED Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria JOHN AFOLABI FABIYI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMED Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
reasonable doubt
trial court
criminal code
defence of accident
service pistol
24th november
evidence of the appellant
case of the prosecution
eye witnesses
weapon check
accidental discharge
evidence act
learned counsel
learned trial judge
24th day of november
grounds of appeal
deceased shouting
facts of this case
local government area of bayelsa state
shooting incident
accidental event
accused chief saiperemoh priye amaremo
bayelsa state
bullet wound
cause of death
caution statements of the appellant
court of appeal port-harcourt division
criminal code law of eastern nigeria
exercise of his constitutional right of appeal
extra judicial statements of the appellant exhibits
high court of bayelsa state
investigating police officer pw6
live issue
murder of the deceased chief tuomor obiri
own defence
prosecution case
prosecution witness
said funeral
said pistol
support of the appellant
support of the defence of the appellant
version of the shooting event
witness pw6

MAHMUD MOHAMMED, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): On 24th November, 2001, the Appellant was in his home town Buluo-Orua Town in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State for his late Aunt's funeral. The appellant who was an armourer with the National Intelligence Agency of the rank equivalent of an Assistant Commissioner of Police, came home with his service pistol, a Baretta which the regulations of his Agency forbade him to carry on such private journeys as attending funeral. That morning, a group of people had gathered to embark on a journey to a neighbouring Community with Appellant who joined to a waiting group armed with his pistol. On getting to the compound the Appellant brought out his pistol and shot twice towards the river and turned to the deceased and shot him in the chest. The deceased was heard to have shouted - "Ye etein neyol saniperemor etein neyo!," meaning in English Language - you have shot me o! Saiperemor has shot me!' Thereafter, the deceased was …

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