EVIDENCE – CONFESSIONAL STATEMENT – Conditions to be satisfied before a confession can be used in convicting an accused person


“The Appellant never admitted in his statement “Exhibits B and B1″ that he participated in any robbery. Confession should be direct and positive and not circumstantial. Even the evidence of PW6, the investigating police officer stated clearly that the Appellant denied in his statement that he was among the robbers. See BASIL AKPA VS THE STATE (2008) 4-5 SC (PT. 11) page 1.” Per SAMUEL CHUKWUDUMEBI OSEJI, JSC in UTTO v. STATE (2021-LCER-40501-SC) (Pp 17 – 17; Paras C – E)

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