ORE-OFE ADESINA (AKA ALHAJI) & Anor V THE STATE.

SUBJECT MATTER:

CRIMINAL LAW/LAW OF EVIDENCE.

CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE: RETRACTION OF CONFESSIONAL STATEMENT./CORROBORATION/IDENTIFICATION PARADE.

When confessional statement has been proved to have been made voluntarily and it is positive, unequivocal and amounts to an admission of guilt, it is enough to sustain or base the conviction of an accused. It does not matter whether the maker retracted the statement in the course of the trial. Such a retraction does not necessarily make the confession inadmissible.”   Per- Olufunlola Oyelola Adekeye JSC.

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ANTHONY OKORO V THE STATE

SUBJECT MATTER

CRIMINAL LAW.

MURDER, FAIR HEARING, CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE.

Fair Hearing: Failure to provide an interpreter, whether it will vitiate the court’s judgement

The failure to provide an interpreter has always been treated as a matter of procedure and a conviction would not be disturbed on appeal except it can be shown that the failure to provide an interpreter led to miscarriage of justice”  Per-  Bode  Rhodes-Vivour  .JSC

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