OLADEJO
V.
THE STATE

(1987) JELR 45121 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.79/1986 ·  9 Jul 1987 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
Oladejo v. State (1987) NWLR (Pt. 61)419 (1987) 4 S.C 96
Oladejo v. State (1987) 3 NWLR (Pt. 61) 419
CORAM
ANDREWS OTUTU OBASEKI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria AUGUSTINE NNAMANI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MUHAMMADU LAWAL UWAIS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria BOOYAMIN OLADIRAN KAZEEM Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SAIDU KAWU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
appellant
exhibit b
penal code
appeal
learned trial judge
court of appeal
trial judge
mr. ayodele
trial
circumstantial evidence
exhibit d
sudden fight
culpable homicide
evidence of the prosecution witnesses
grounds of appeal
house of the appellant
testimony of the appellant
18th day of december
unknown persons
years imprisonment
bed hold
car of the deceased
company of the appellant
death of wada shoaibu bichi
defence of an accused person
direct conflict
evidence of the prosecution
facts of the case
kano judicial division of the kano state high court
kano state
leading judgment
oral testimony of the appellant
pair of brown sandals
personal effects of the deceased
place of work of the appellant
portion of the testimony of the appellants
possession of wada shuaibu bichi
printed record of proceedings
right arm of the deceased
said car
said exhibit b
said volkswagen car
such circumstances
sufficient evidence
theft of a volkswagen car
totality of the evidence
use of the vital piece of evidence
volkswagen car registration no. kn

NNAMANI, J.S.C.: (Delivering the Leading Judgment): On 9th April, 1987. I dismissed this appeal and indicated that I would give my reasons for my judgment today. I now give the reasons.

In Charge No. K/22C/81 in the Kano Judicial Division of the Kano State High Court, the following two-count charge was brought against the appellant. They were -

"(1) That you Saka Oladejo on or about the 18th day of December, 1980 at Kurma. Asabe Village in Kano, within the Kano Judicial Division committed the theft of a Volkswagen Car, Registration No. KN 323 KG by taking it out of the possession of Wada Shuaibu Bichi and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 287(1)(c) of the Penal Code (As amended by the Penal Code (Amendment No.2) Law 1980).

(2) That you Saka Oladejo on or about the 18th of December, 1980 at Kurma Asabe Village in Kano, within the Kano Judicial Division, committed Culpable Homicide punishable with death in that you caused the death of Wada Shoaibu Bichi by cuttin…

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