EMMANUEL OCHIBA V. THE STATE

SUBJECT MATTER

PROOF OF CRIMINAL OFFENCES – Proof Beyond reasonable doubt

CULPABLE HOMICIDE PUNISHABLE WITH DEATH – Conditions necessary

WITNESSES – Number of witnesses necessary to prove a charge

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE – Concurrent findings of two lower courts

 

it is settled law that the prosecution was not obliged to call a host of witnesses in order to discharge the burden placed on it to prove the charge against the appellant beyond reasonable doubt as dictated by Section 138(1) of the Evidence Act”. J.A FABIYI JSC

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