APPEAL – INTERFERENCE WITH CONCURRENT FINDING(S) OF FACT(S) – Attitude of the Supreme Court to interference with concurrent finding(s) of fact(s) of Lower Courts


“This Court has forewarned and warned itself not to interfere in such a situation unless there is a clear and manifest case of perversity and miscarriage of justice. It is a settled position of law that this Court would rarely interfere with or disturb the concurrent findings of facts of two lower Courts except where such concurrent decisions appear to be perverse, occasion a miscarriage of justice, unreasonable and against the evidence adduced or in violation of some principles of law and procedure, then this Court would not allow it to stand. See Per OKORO, J.S.C, in AKIBU V. STATE (2019) LPELR-47630(SC) (PP. 22-24, PARAS. C-D).” Per UWANI MUSA ABBA AJI, JSC in UTTO v. STATE (2021-LCER-40501-SC) (Pp 37 – 38; Paras D – A)

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