EVIDENCE – PROOF BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT – The requirement of the law as regard proof beyond reasonable doubt


“Invariably, the term proof beyond reasonably as implored in Section 135 of the Evidence Act, denotes proof to moral certainty or standard. Thus, such proof as accords to the conscience of the trial judge as a reasonable Judge, that the crime so charged has indeed been committed by the defendant, thereby leaving no other reasonable conclusion possible. See AFOLALU VS THE STATE (2010) 16 NWLR (Pt. 1220) 584; DAIRO VS. THE STATE (2018) 7 NWLR (Pt. 1619) 419 paragraphs C – D.” per SAULAWA, J.S.C. in BALOGUN v. FRN (2021-LCER-40452-SC). (Pp 33 – 33 Paras B – D)

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