EVIDENCE – CORROBORATION/CORROBORATIVE EVIDENCE – Nature of corroborative evidence required to prove the commission of a crime


“… I agree, as submitted by the appellant’s counsel, that the corroborating evidence must be an independent piece of evidence which connects the accused person to the alleged offence. It is a piece of evidence that implicates him and thus confirms in some material particular that not only was an offence committed, but also that it was the accused person who committed the alleged offence: Ekalagu v. The Queen (1960) SCNLR 488; Iko v. The State (2001) FWLR (Pt. 68) 1161, (2001) 14 NWLR (Pt. 732) 221. I also agree with the appellant’s counsel that corroborative evidence must be flawless, indubitable, credible and undiscredited Sambo v. The State (1993) 6 NWLR (Pt. 300) 399; Igbine v. The State (1997) 9 NWLR (Pt. 519) 101.” per EKO, J.S.C. in ISMAILA KIWO v. THE STATE (2020- LCER-39167-SC) at p. 13 – p. 14

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