“The essence or purpose of corroboration is not to give validity or credence to evidence which is deficient or suspect or incredible but only to confirm and support that which as evidence is sufficient and credible. What corroboration does in effect is to give support or strength to the assertion of the prosecution. Therefore in this instance the corroborative evidence of PW2, PW4 and PW5 and Exhibits P1 and PW2 are such that confirm in material particular not only that an offence has been committed but that it was appellant that committed it. I rely on Gabriel v. State (2010) 6 NWLR (Pt. 1190) 280 at 290; Ogunbayo v. The State (2007) All FWLR (Pt. 365) 408, (2007) 8 NWLR (Pt. 1035) 157 at 188.” Per PETER-ODILI, J.S.C. in ISMAILA KIWO v. THE STATE (2020- LCER-39167-SC) ISMAILA KIWO v. THE STATE (2020- LCER-39167-SC) at p. 25

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