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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