REX
V.
ETIM UKPE, EKANEM UDO UDO

JELR 81018 (WACA)    
West Africa Court of Appeal  ·  West Africa [For WACA cases]
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Other Citations
1938 4 WACA 141-142
CORAM
Cor. Kingdon, Petrides and Webb, C.JJ.
Core Terms Beta
murder
section
first appellant
evidence
fact
man
offence
okon man
opinion
persons
regard
second appellant
statement
bicycle
connection
conviction
crime
criminal code
place
actual murderer
appeal of the first appellant
appellants
appellants appeal
bicycle accident
body
case of the first appellant
common intention
evidence shows
first accused
following day
following effect
gold coast
house of the first appellant
house of the second appellant
learned trial judge
only evidence of this appellant
own evidence
person of their village
premises of the second appellant of various articles
recovery of the deceased
result of our finding
sierra leone
sufficient evidence
trial
village of okon

 KINGDON, C.J., NIGERIA, PETRIDES, C.J., GOLD COAST, AND WEBB, C.J., SIERRA LEONE.

The appellants appeal against their conviction for the murder of one Akpan Udofia. The evidence connecting them with the murder is, firstly, a statement made by the first appellant shortly after his arrest, and adopted and confirmed by him in his evidence on oath at the trial, secondly the recovery of the deceased's bicycle with his assistance, and, thirdly, the finding on the premises of the second appellant of various articles of clothing which were identified as having been worn by the deceased, or in his possession, when he was last seen by his family. There was also a trail, said to have been of blood, but not identified as such, leading from the place where the body was found to the house of the second appellant.

The statement made by the first appellant was to the following effect; he said that a person of their village having been killed in a bicycle accident by a man from the village of Okon, th…

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