EVIDENCE – IDENTIFICATION OF DECEASED BODY – Circumstance when a separate witness will not be necessary for the identification of a deceased’s body


“…It is not in contention that Evans Chinwo is dead as even that was admitted by appellant at the trial. Also not in doubt is the identity of the corpse, subject matter of the mortem examination and so there is no need to get another witness to testify as to the identity of the corpse. See Njoku v State (1992) 8 NWLR (pt. 262) 714 at 723.” Per MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI, JSC in WOWEM v. STATE (2021-LCER-40502-SC) (Pp 54 – 54; Paras B – C)

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