Appellant was charged with and convicted of the offence of manslaughter. The particulars of the offence as they appear on the record are that:
“Samuel Abengowe on or about 23rd day of April, 1936. caused the death of a woman Nwantu Oriaku.”
From the husband’s evidence it appears that he took his wife, the deceased, to appellant in April last. She was then suffering from sores on back and breast and had been ill for three years. Appellant, an unqualified man, filled a syringe with a red-looking liquid and pushed the nozzle of the syringe into the right buttock of the deceased and pumped the liquid into her. Deceased at once fainted and the next day the husband found that her right leg and buttock were swollen and the buttocks were peeling and looked red. The following day she died.
The matter was not reported to the police until some seventeen days after the death of the woman.
Dr. Nelson Wallace says that she appeared to have been dead about three weeks when he perfo…