CULPABLE HOMICIDE -ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS TO ESTABLISH A CHARGE OF CULPABLE HOMICIDE  

 

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"It is settled that in a charge of culpable homicide punishable with death the three (3) elements to prove or establish are -

 

I. That a particular human being had died in unlawful or unnatural circumstance;

 

II. That the accused person caused the unlawful death of the deceased; and

 

ill. That the accused person had the mens-rea, the criminal intent, for the unlawful killing.

 

See Maikudi v. The State (2013) 12 NWLR (pt. 1368) 403 at 409. -
 
 
PER E. EKO, J.S.C IN FATIMA SANI VS THE STATE Suit no: SC. 586/2017


Legalpedia Electronic Citation: (2020) Legalpedia (SC) 14110

 


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