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(2014) JELR 39914 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/EK/126C/2013 ·  31 Mar 2014 ·  Nigeria
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Olaiya v. State (2015) 11 NWLR (Pt. 1470) 360
PAUL ADAMU GALINJE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria MASSOUD ABDULRAHMAN OREDOLA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria FATIMA OMORO AKINBAMI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria

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FATIMA OMORO AKINBAMI, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Appellant herein, a Police Corporal Akinyede Olaiya and one Corporal Ameh Richard were jointly arraigned before the High Court of Ekiti State on the 31st day of October, 2012; charged with the murder of Ipinlaye Michael and Faluyi Ayo Kehinde respectively at Kota, Omuo-Ekiti on the 23rd March, 2011. They pleaded not guilty to the charge. During the trial, three witnesses testified for the prosecution and sixteen (16) documents were tendered in evidence and admitted as exhibits. The Appellant and the co-accused each testified in his defence and one witness was called in their joint defence.

At the end of the trial and in a reserved and considered judgment, Adesodun, J, found the Appellant and his co-accused guilty as charged. His Lordship convicted and sentenced each of them to death by hanging.

The Appellant being dissatisfied with the Judgment of the lower Court filed a Notice of Appeal on 24th April, 2013 containing …

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