CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE – UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION – Ingredients of the offence of illegal possession of firearms


“To succeed against an accused person in a charge of unlawful possession of firearms, the prosecution is duty bound to prove the following essential elements beyond reasonable doubt: 1. That the accused person was found in possession of firearm; 2. That the firearm is within the meaning of the Act; and 3. That the accused person has no licence to possess the firearm. See BILLE V. STATE (2016) LPELR-40832 (SC); OKASHETU V. STATE (2016) LPELR-40611 (SC).” Per ADAMU JAURO, JSC (Pp 19 – 20; Paras E – A)

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