(2018) JELR 39087 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.468/2014 ·  18 May 2018 ·  Nigeria
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Dahiru v. State (2018) 14 NWLR (Pt. 1640) 567
MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria CHIMA CENTUS NWEZE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria EJEMBI EKO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria PAUL ADAMU GALINJE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SIDI DAUDA BAGE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
trial court
accused person
circumstantial evidence
death of the deceased
reasonable doubt
lower court
offence of culpable homicide
penal code
court of appeal
lone issue
inter alia
leading judgment
concurrent findings
concurrent findings of facts
confirmation of the sentence
decision of the court of appeal
executive governor of the state
grounds of appeal
learned trial judge
penetrating stab injuries
ajayi vs
appeal of the appellant
appellate jurisdiction
circumstantial evidence of pw
confessional statement of the accused
court of appeal vide notice
credible evidence
deceased person aminu
decision of the trial court
direct eye witnesses
end of the trial
following ingredients
ground of appeal
high court of justices of katsina state
judgment of the trial court
katsina state judicial division
learned counsel
lone head of charge
lower courts
preview of the lead judgment
proof of its case
result of the said injury
said act
scene of fight
sentence of the appellant
state vs collins aibangbee
such findings
sufficient evidence

SIDI DAUDA BAGE, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Appellant was arraigned and prosecuted at the High Court of Justices of Katsina State, sitting at Katsina in Katsina State Judicial Division for the offence of Culpable Homicide punishable with death contrary to Section 221(b) of the Penal Code, and was convicted and sentenced to death by hanging having been found guilty of causing the death of one Aminu Sani on 29th May, 2004.

The lone head of charge upon which the Appellant was convicted is adumbrated as follows:-



That you Halliru Dahiru of Kofar Yandaka quarters Katsina on or about the 29th day of May, 2004 at the same address, committed the offence of Culpable Homicide punishable with death in that you caused the death of one Aminu Sani by doing an act to wit stabbing him with a knife twice on his back with the knowledge that his death would be the probable consequence of your act; and thereby committed and offence punishable under Secti…

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