EVIDENCE – PROOF – Ways of proving the commission of a crime; whether confessional statement is the best proof of a crime


“The law is well settled that of the three modes of proof of crime available to the prosecution, to wit: direct evidence of an eye witness, confessional statement of the offender and circumstantial evidence, there is no evidence stronger than a person’s own admission or confession. Although often retracted, admitted confessional statement to the commission of offence is of greater value than all other proofs. See Oseni Vs. State (2012) 5 NWLR (Pt. 1293) 351.” Per JOHN INYANG OKORO, JSC (Pp 28 – 28; Paras D – F)

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