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AMOS
V.
STATE

(2018) JELR 39000 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.645/2013 ·  1 Jun 2018 ·  Nigeria
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Amos v. State (2019) 1 NWLR (Pt. 1653) 206
CORAM
OLABODE RHODES-VIVOUR Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria JOHN INYANG OKORO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria AMIRU SANUSI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SIDI DAUDA BAGE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria

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Core Terms Beta
appellant
exhibit b
lower court
confessional statement
respondent
court of appeal
trial court
armed robbery
sentence of the appellant
accused person
reasonable doubt
defence of accident
conviction of the appellant
evidence of the prosecution
circumstantial evidence
evidence of pw3
learned counsel
culpable homicide
learned trial judge
retracted confession
substantial miscarriage of justice
deceased's motorcycle
failure of the prosecution
judgment of the trial court
offence of culpable homicide
record of appeal
brief of argument
deceased motorcycle
deceased person
error of the lower court
evidence of the pw3
judgment of the court of appeal
judgment of the lower court
leading judgment
local government area of kwara state
part of the lower court
alleged error of law
brief summary of the facts
close of the trial
confession of the appellant
considered view of the learned counsel
decision of the court of appeal
evidence of the appellant
last ground
reliance of the court
ways test

SIDI DAUDA BAGE, JSC (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal arose to challenge the decision of the Court of Appeal, Ilorin Division, delivered on the 1st of August, 2013. The lower Court affirmed the conviction and sentence of the Appellant for the offence of culpable homicide punishable with death and armed robbery which was earlier given by the trial Court. The judgment of the lower Court is contained at pages 132-168 of the Record of Appeal.

Dissatisfied with the judgment of the Court of Appeal, the Appellant lodged the instant appeal through a Notice of Appeal dated and filed on 15th day of August, 2013, which is contained at pages 169-180 of the Record of Appeal. The Appellant's appeal is premised on thirteen grounds. I'll provide a quick summary of the whole of thirteen (13) grounds. Ground one contends that the Court of Appeal erred in law and thus occasioned substantial miscarriage of justice to the Appellant when it affirmed the conviction of the Appellant for culpable…

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