EVIDENCE – CONTRADICTION IN EVIDENCE – Conditions to be satisfied before conflict or contradiction in the evidence of prosecution witness can be said to be fatal to its case


“The position of the law is very clear and variously held by this Court that for contradictions in the evidence of witnesses for the prosecution to affect conviction, they must be sufficient to raise doubt as to the guilt of the accused. See Ogoala v The State (1991) 2 NWLR (pt 175) 509; Ibrahim v State (1991) 4 NWLR (pt 186) P. 399, Wankey v State (1993) LPELR – 3470 (SC) Iko v State (2001) LPELR -1480 (SC), Nwosisi v State (1976) 6 SC 109, Atano v AG. Bendel State (1988) 2 NWLR (pt 75) 201, John Agbo v State (2007) 10 WRN 95 at 101.” Per JOHN INYANG OKORO, JSC in WOWEM v. STATE (2021-LCER-40502-SC) (Pp 37 – 37; Paras A – D)

Add to LawKit (0)