CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE – OFFENCE OF CONSPIRACY – Whether a person can be convicted of conspiracy if the others are discharged and acquitted


“The persons that supposedly agreed and conspired with the appellant were clearly listed as Joshua Oghene and Haruna Afegbua, yet the Court discharged them as not having any complicity in conspiracy with the appellant. Why then should the appellant stand alone in conspiracy? Section 96 of the Penal Code defines and deems conspiracy to be when 2 or more persons agreed to do or cause to be done an illegal act. It is very trite that a person cannot conspire or agree to commit an illegal act.” Per AJI, J.S.C. in BULUS GOLIT v. INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE (2020-LCER-39158-SC) at p. 23

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