EVIDENCE – CONFESSIONAL STATEMENT – Position of the law where the confessional statement of an accused person is voluntary and true but contradicts his evidence in Court


“Where the confessional statement is voluntary and true, but contradicts the evidence of the accused in Court, a conviction can be made based on the retracted confessional statement. The two lower Courts were therefore right to label the Appellant’s oral testimony as an afterthought. See SIMON V. STATE (2017) LPELR – 41988 (SC); SMART V. STATE (2016) LPELR – 40728 (SC).” Per JAURO, JSC in AKPAKPAN v. STATE (2021-LCER-40459-SC) (Pp 46 – 46 Paras C – E)

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