CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE – CONVICTION FOR LESSER OFFENCE – Whether an appellate Court can convict and impose a sentence on an accused person for a lesser offence than that for which he was convicted by the trial Court


“Going through the entire judgment of the lower Court, I totally agree that the lower Court is vested with ample powers to substitute the sentence for a lesser offence pursuant to Section 179 (2) of the Criminal Procedure Act…” Per TIJJANI ABUBAKAR, JSC in STANLEY OSSAI v. PEOPLE OF LAGOS STATE (2022-LCER-46530-SC) (Pp 34 – 34; Paras A – B)

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