CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE – GUILT OF AN ACCUSED PERSON – How to establish/prove the guilt of an accused person


“My Lords, the law is trite that in establishing the guilt of an accused person beyond reasonable doubt, the prosecution may adopt any of the following methods or a combination thereof: a) eye-witness account; b) circumstantial evidence; and/or c) confessional statement of the accused. See: Okashetu vs The State (2016) 14 NWLR (Pt. 1534) 126; Stephen vs The State (2013) Vol. 233 LRCN (Pt. 2) 215: Oguonzee vs The State (1998) LRCN 3512 @ 3551; Okudo vs The State (2011) 3 NWLR (Pt. 1234) 209 @ 236 D.” Per KEKERE-EKUN, J.S.C. in BERENDE v. FRN (2021-LCER-40453-SC) (Pp 20 – 20 Paras A – C)

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