“The position of the law is settled that in a case of murder, the burden is on the prosecution to prove beyond reasonable doubt that:- (a) The deceased has died; (b) It was the act of the accused that caused the death of the deceased; and (c) The accused person intended either to kill the deceased or cause him grievous bodily harm. See Iliyasu v State (2015) 11 NWLR (pt. 1469) 26; Ukpong v State (2019) 6 NWLR (pt. 1667)1.” Per OKORO, JSC in AKPAKPAN v. STATE (2021-LCER-40459-SC) (Pp 43 – 44 Paras F – B)

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