HELEN MORONKEJI OGUNWUMIJU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the High Court of Ebonyi State, Abakaliki Judicial Division, delivered by Hon. Justice B.A.N. Ogbu on 24/06/16 wherein the learned trial judge convicted the Appellant for the offence of murder and sentenced him to death by hanging.
The Appellant by the information filed on 6/11/09 was arraigned together with Amaechi Nworu, Michael Chukwu Obasi, and Chinedu Ekuma before the High Court of Ebonyi State, Abakaliki Judicial Division Ebonyi State on a one count charge of murder to wit:
STATEMENT OF OFFENCE
MURDER contrary to Section 319(1) of the Criminal Code Cap 30 Vol. II, Laws of Eastern Nigeria as applicable in Ebonyi State.
PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE
Ikechukwu Nwafor, Amaechi Nworu, Michael Chukwu Obasi and Chinedu Ekuma on the 22nd day of August, 2008 at Okpoduma Road, Effium in Ohaukwu Judicial Division murdered one Moses Akpa Nwafor.
In proof of its case, the prosecution called fou…