COURT – DUTY OF COURT – Duty of court to consider all the possible defences open to an accused person


“The position of the law is settled that it is an essential principle of criminal trial that the Court should consider any defence to which an accused person is, on the evidence entitled to however stupid or unreasonable. See Uche Williams v The State (1992) 10 SCNJ 74; Bozin v The State (1985) 2 NWLR (pt 8) 465, Abdullahi Ada v The State (2008) 13 NWLR (pt 1103) 149.” Per JOHN INYANG OKORO, JSC in WOWEM v. STATE (2021-LCER-40502-SC) (Pp 36 – 36; Paras E – F)

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