EVIDENCE – CONFESSIONAL STATEMENT – What is expected of a trial judge where an accused person makes two statements voluntarily


“The law is settled that where an accused makes two statements voluntarily, with full knowledge of what he is doing and without any form of inducement, a trial Judge will be right to take the one which is less favourable to the accused, particularly when that one is first in time, see Edoko v State (2015) LPELR – 24402 (SC), Sule v State (2009) 17 NWLR (pt 1169) 33 at 66, Ikemson v The State (1989) 3 NWLR (pt 110) 455 at 473.” Per JOHN INYANG OKORO, JSC in WOWEM v. STATE (2021-LCER-40502-SC) (Pp 29 – 29; Paras B – D)

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