EVIDENCE – INFERENCE – Whether the Court of Appeal is entitled to draw inferences from stated facts:

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“it is evident that the Court below gave adequate consideration to the appellant’s defence that he did not undergo the training willingly. Since the Court of Appeal, by virtue of Order 20 Rule 11 of the Court of Appeal Rules, is in as good a position as the trial Court to consider the appellant’s defence, the law allows it to draw inferences from the facts before it. See: Omoregbe Vs Lawani (1980) 3 – 4 SC 108: Ukpong vs The State (2019) LPELR – 46427 (SC): MTN vs Corporate Communication Investment Ltd. I am of the considered view that the lower Court drew the correct inferences in this case.” Per KEKERE-EKUN, J.S.C. in BERENDE v. FRN (2021-LCER-40453-SC) (Pp 27 – 28 Paras F – B)

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