CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE – DEFENCE/PLEA OF ALIBI – Effect of a successful plea of alibi


“Alibi, if successfully pleaded and established, is an absolute or complete defence that negatives both the acteus reus and the mens rea of the offence. It entitles the Defendant to an acquittal. See Ezekwe v. State (2018) LPELR-44392 SC.” Per ABDU ABOKI, JSC in STANLEY OSSAI v. PEOPLE OF LAGOS STATE (2022-LCER-46530-SC) (Pp 25 – 25; Paras D – E)

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