OFFENCE OF CONSPIRACY- BASIS FOR ESTABLISHING THE OFFENCE OF CONSPIRACY  

 

Yinka Bright
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02/09/2019 2:20 pm  

“The focal point of the authorities is that for the offence of conspiracy to be established there must exist a common criminal design or agreement by two or more persons to do or omit to do an act criminally. The evidence has to show acts on the part of the defendant from which a court can conclude that he and others were engaged in accomplishing a common object or objectiveSee Kaza vs. The State (supra). Since the gist of the offence of conspiracy is embedded in the agreement or plot between the parties, it is rarely capable of direct proof; it is invariably an offence that is inferentially deduced from the acts of the parties thereto which are focused towards the realization of their common or mutual criminal purpose. See Kazeem vs. The State (2009) 29 WRN 43 and Salau vs. The State (2010) LPELR (9106) 1 at 35-36”. PER U. A. OGAKWU, J.C.A., in

Kole Bello V Federal Republic Of Nigeria LER[2018] CA/L/1105C /2011 https://legalpediaonline.com/kole-bello-v-federal-republic-of-nigeria/


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