EVIDENCE – CONFESSIONAL STATEMENT – Purpose of the test for determining the truth of a confessional statement


“The six tests laid down for verification of the confessional statement before evidential weight can be attached to them are prescribed to ensure that the confession is corroborated and safe to be relied on for conviction. See Ikemson Vs. State (1989) 3 NWLR (Pt. 110) 455, Akpan vs. State (1992) 6 NWLR (Pt. 248) 439.”  Per JOHN INYANG OKORO, JSC in STANLEY OSSAI v. PEOPLE OF LAGOS STATE (2022-LCER-46530-SC) (Pp 28 – 29; Paras F – A)

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