REX
V.
AKPAN UDO UDO ESSIEN

JELR 81041 (WACA)    
West Africa Court of Appeal  ·  West Africa [For WACA cases]
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1939 5 WACA 70-72
CORAM
COR. KINGDON, C.J., BUTLER LLOYD AND CAREY, JJ.
Core Terms Beta
amos udo ikono
appellant
man
18th july
complete confession
cycle
akpan udo udo
charge
fact
new cycle
trial judge
udo udo umoren
unknown man
unknown person
voluntary statement
accused akai
arrest
back of a bicycle
bicycles
c.j
complete confession of the charge of murder
cycle of this unknown person
daughter of a man
deceased udo udo umoren
evidence of witnesses
fallen tree
following statement
general consideration of the record
grounds of appeal turn
inside of the shorts
job’s bicycle
judgment of the learned trial judge
later amos udo ikono
learned trial judge
man amos edem akai
morning of the 18th july
murder of udo udo umoren
ohambele bush road
ohambele road
older brother job
questions of fact
report of the trial judge
said cycle
side of a path
village ikot inyang
years of age
young girl

 KINGDON, C.J “NIGERIA, BUTLER LLOYD AND CAREY, JJ. The appellant was convicted by the Assistant Judge of the Calabar-Aba Division of the High Court on a charge of murdering one Udo Udo Umoren on the 18th July, 1938 at Ohambele Road in the Owerri Province. The grounds of appeal turn upon questions of fact, but this Court granted the application for leave to appeal on a general consideration of the record and report of the Trial Judge rendered under Rule 47 of the West African Court of Appeal Rules.

The relevant facts appear to be that on the morning of the 18th July last the deceased Udo Udo Umoren a lad of 14-16 years of age with his older brother Job set off on bicycles at 7 a.m. to go from their village Ikot Inyang to Azumini. After about an hour, Job’s bicycle got punctured and the deceased went oil alone. The deceased was seen that morning by a young girl, the daughter of a man married to the sister of deceased, on the back of a bicycle being ridden by the appellant in the directi…

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