EVIDENCE – CONTRADICTION IN EVIDENCE – Instance of non-material contradiction


“…The inconsistencies are neither material nor substantial in the question of whether or not the deceased died on the date in question and by whose hand and with intention to kill or cause the deceased grievous bodily harm. Even if the dates put up by the PW1 as against that of the PW2 were different, the main question would still remain the same. There is no point raising mere slips which are normal in the nature of human beings when talking of the same incident for such slight differences do occur in narration. Therefore, the argument of the appellant would not stand. See Basil Akpa v State (2008) LPELR- 368(SC); Ezekude v Odogwu (2002) LPELR-1203(SC).” Per MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI, JSC in WOWEM v. STATE (2021-LCER-40502-SC) (Pp 56 – 56; Paras C – F)

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