LAWAL NASIRU
V.
THE STATE

(2021) JELR 109189 (SC)    
Supreme Court  ·  SC.1076/2017 ·  11 Jun 2021 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
Amina Adamu Augie, JSC Uwani Musa Abba Aji, JSC Mohammed Lawal Garba, JSC Tijjani Abubakar, JSC Emmanuel Akomaye Agim, JSC

AMINA ADAMU AUGIE, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Appellant, who allegedly caused the death of one "Hassan Ismail by using a cutlass and inflicted a serious cut on his thigh", was tried, convicted and sentenced to death by the Sokoto State High Court for the offence of culpable homicide punishable with death. On appeal, however, the Court of Appeal reversed the trial Court's decision, and reduced his sentence to 10-years imprisonment for culpable homicide NOT punishable with death, and the Appellant has now appealed to this Court with a Notice of Appeal containing two Grounds of Appeal.

He distilled two Issues for Determination from the two Grounds of Appeal in his Brief of Argument, however, the Respondent objected to the issues formulated by the Appellant from the Grounds of Appeal. It submitted that Ground 2 is an omnibus ground of appeal, which is a general ground that contends that the decision in question, is against the weight of evidence; that Issue 1 cannot aris…

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