(2018) JELR 46260 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.771/2014 ·  23 Feb 2018 ·  Nigeria
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Jibrin v. F.R.N. (2018) 13 NWLR (Pt. 1635) 20
OLABODE RHODES-VIVOUR Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria KUMAI BAYANG AKA'AHS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria JOHN INYANG OKORO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria AMINA ADAMU AUGIE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria PAUL ADAMU GALINJE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
trial court
reasonable doubt
appellate court
court of appeal
learned trial judge
accused persons
decision of the trial court
learned justices of the court of appeal
such findings
concurrent findings of fact
evidence of dw1
fresh issue
credibility of the witnesses
lower court
leading judgment
position of the law
self defence
amina adamu augie
appeal fails
good cause
grounds of appeal
judgment of the lower court
local government area of plateau state
appellants grounds of appeal
contrary evidence
count charge of conspiracy
death of several person
evaluation of evidence
evaluation of the testimony of dw1
federal high court
ground rules
honourable court
leave of the trial court
leave of this court
modupe v. state
notice of appeal
prosecution evidence
said offences
scandalous finding shows
serious injuries
statements of the appellant
unreliable witness

AMINA ADAMU AUGIE, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Appellant, and fourteen other Herdsmen, were arraigned before the Federal High Court, Jos, on a three count Charge of conspiracy, possession of firearms and acts of terrorism, to wit-

Intimidated, put in fear citizens of Kadunu Village and environs in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, while armed with dangerous weapons such as machetes, knives, bows and arrow, slings and axes, pursuant to which you put in danger the residents of these villages causing the death of several person, serious injuries to several others, damage to public and private properties and natural resources and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 15 (2) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Act 2004.

At the trial, the Prosecution called five Witnesses and tendered fifty-seven Exhibits, including dane guns, bows and arrows, etc., and the Statements of the Appellant and other Accused Persons to the Po…

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