CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE – DEFENCE OF ACCIDENT – Whether an accused person can raise the defence of accident for the unintended result of a deliberate act


“Indeed in the case of Thomas v The State (1994) 4 NWLR (pt. 337) 129, it was held that an accused person, cannot take refuge on a defence of accident for a deliberate act even if he did not intend the eventual result.” Per OKORO, JSC in AKPAKPAN v. STATE (2021-LCER-40459-SC) (Pp 45 – 45 Paras B – C)

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