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YESUFU
V.
THE STATE

(1976) JELR 46293 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.445/1975 ·  4 Jun 1976 ·  Nigeria
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Yesufu v. State (1976) 6 S.C. 109 (1976) 6 S.C 109
CORAM
GEORGE SODEINDE SOWEMIMO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ANDREWS OTUTU OBASEKI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MOHAMMED BELLO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria

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appellant
bale kokoro
house
police
court
learned trial judge
evidence
exhibit a
favour of the appellant
accused person
axe handle
imosan village
coker j.
considered judgment
defence of insanity
learned deputy director of public prosecution
western state court of appeal
20th day of may
accused appellant
adeitan gbesan p.w.3
appellants statement
appellant suspect
club exhibit
confessional statement exhibit a
criminal code
d.s.p. mr. agunloye p.w.1
elderly woman
front of their house
f. s. c.
high court
ife herbalist
ijebu ode
initial success
judgment of the federal supreme court
lasisi bakare p.w.4
leading judgment
learned counsel
light of the above finding of facts
morning of 1st november
name sale kokoro
ogun state
omerewere sapele
part of the evidence
previous day 31st october
responsible person
said statement
senior official
son of the deceased
statement exhibit a
time of trial

A. O. OBASEKI, Ag. JSC (Delivering the Leading Judgment): We now give our reasons for dismissing this appeal (against his conviction for murder by Coker J.) on the 20th day of May, 1976 after hearing from learned Counsel for the Appellant and the learned Deputy Director of Public Prosecution for Ogun State appearing for the Respondent that they had nothing useful to urge on this Court in favour of the Appellant.

The Appellant was tried and convicted by Coker J., (sitting in the High Court at Ijebu Ode) for the murder of one Bale Kokoro (f) at Imosan Village contrary to section 257(i) of the Criminal Code, Cap 28, Vol. 1, Laws of Western Nigeria 1959 and sentenced to death on the 3rd of July 1975.

Appellant and the deceased belonged to Imosan Village and at the time of incident were opposite neighbours. The deceased was an elderly woman whom an Ife herbalist made the Appellant suspect as the person responsible for his reverses in his barbers business. The Appellant, who was trained as …

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