ABDULLAHI IBRAHIM VS THE STATE

SUBJECT-MATTER

CRIMINAL LAW, LAW OF EVIDENCE

PLEA-REQUIREMENTS OF A VALID PLEA

ARRAIGNMENT OF AN ACCUSED PERSON-EFFECT OF AN IMPROPER ARRAIGNMENT

STATEMENT OF AN ACCUSED-RETRACTION OF A STATEMENT BY AN ACCUSED-DUTY OF COURT THERETO-WHETHER THE TRIAL COURT CAN CONVICT ON SAME IF IT IS A CONFESSIONAL STATEMENT

CONFESSIONAL STATEMENT-VOLUNTARY CONFESSION-WHEN CAN SUSTAIN A CONVICTION

CRIMINAL TRIAL-DUTY OF COUNSEL TO INFORM THE COURT THAT THE ACCUSED DOES NOT UNDERSTAND THE LANGUAGE USED AT TRIAL

DEFENCE OF ALIBI-WHERE RAISED-DUTY ON PROSECUTION TO INVESTIGATE SAME

DEFENCES-ALIBI-PROOF OF-DUTY ON THE ACCUSED PERSON

DEFENCES- ALIBI-WHERE RAISED-DUTY ON THE ACCUSED PERSON

GUILT OF AN ACCUSED PERSON- HOW ESTABLISHED

STATEMENT OF AN ACCUSED-WHEN CAN BE REGARDED AS A CONFESSIONAL STATEMENT

CRIME-DISTINCTION BETWEEN ARMED ROBBERY AND ROBBERY

  “The law is trite that if an accused person raised unequivocally the issue of alibi, that he was somewhere else other than the locus delicti at the time of the commission of the alleged offence with which he is charged and gives some facts and circumstances of his whereabout, the prosecution is duty bound to investigate the alibi set up, to verify its truthfulness or otherwise.” PER OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA, JSC

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CHRISTOPHER OBUEKE & 2ORS V N.N. NNAMCHI & 2ORS

SUBJECT MATTER

PRINCIPLE OF CONTINUITY OF TRESPASS

TRESPASS CANNOT RIPEN TO TITLE TO LAND

WHEN RELIEF IS NOT SPECIFICALLY PLEADED

CUSTOMARY LAW – TRESPASS-LIMITATION OF ACTION

“Indeed it is trite law that a court may not grant a relief not specifically pleaded but may do so to meet the circumstances of the case more so where there is in evidence facts it can rely on to grant the relief”

Per Mary Ukaego Peter-Odili  J.S.C.

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