CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE – IDENTIFICATION PARADE – Circumstances where an identification parade will not be necessary


“It is settled principle of criminal jurisprudence that identification parade is not obligatory where there is good and cogent evidence linking the accused person to the crime on the day of the incident. In other words, an identification parade is not required where a suspect is caught at the scene of crime or at a place so closely connected with the scene of crime or where the witnesses knew the accused person or persons. See OGOALA VS THE STATE (1991) 3 SCNJ 61; OLAYINKA AFOLALU VS THE STATE (2010) 16 NWLR (PT.1220) 5 84.” Per SAMUEL CHUKWUDUMEBI OSEJI, JSC in UTTO v. STATE (2021-LCER-40501-SC) (Pp 27 – 28; Paras E – A)

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