EVIDENCE – CONFESSIONAL STATEMENT – Duty of an accused person who retracted his confessional statement:


“It is well settled in law, that an accused who retracts his confessional statement (as the Appellant seemed to do) has a duty without prompting from the prosecution to explain to the Court the reason for his inconsistency, failing which his evidence would be treated as an after-thought. See Adisa Vs. State (2015) All FWLR (Pt. 766).” Per PETER-ODILI, in BERENDE v. FRN (2021-LCER-40453-SC) (Pp 56 – 56 Paras A – C)

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