The wife of the Appellant was found lying dead by the mother of the appellant in the house and the appellant was cutting himself on the head with a cutlass until he became unconscious.
The appellant was convicted and sentenced by the trial court for the offence of the murder of his wife
The appellant was tried in the High Court of Lagos on a complaint (put briefly) that on the 8th June, 1965 at the University of Lagos, Surulere, with intent unlawfully to kill Dr Saburi Biobaku, he
The appellant was charged and convicted of killing his mother. He raised the defence of insanity. The trial judge disbelieved his testimony along with the expert witness called.
The appellant was tried and convicted at the High Court, Sokoto, North-Western State, of culpable homicide punishable with death under section 221 of the Penal Code.
The accused, deceased, Agnes Samson Edebru went to the bush for palm fruits. After collecting the palm fruits, Agnes left the accused and the deceased for cassava and went home.
Appellant, a christian, was the husband of the deceased who was a moslem. There was a quarrel in their apartment.
The appellant, without any motive, murdered two children of her friend. There was no evidence of insanity
The appellant, who had a history of mental illness from the evidence given by the prosecution witnesses, killed his mother with a machete. He did not give evidence at trial.
The appellant, whose age was variously put as 20 and 18 a year after the incident, claimed he was in a dream when someone was pursuing him and that he took up a machete and killed him which turned