Judges Answer

Law Question:

Is a voluntary confession sufficient to sustain a conviction

Judges Answer:

A free and voluntary confession which is direct, positive and properly proved is sufficient to sustain a conviction. An accused can be convicted solely on his conviction and corroborative evidence is only desirable and not necessary.

    Name of Judge:

    Mary Ukaego Peter-Odili JSC


    December 2017.


    Supreme Court of Nigeria


    Famuyiwa v, State


    EJSC (Vol. 93) 2018

    Area of Law:

    Criminal law and Procedure, Evidence.

    Other case(s) referred to by Judge:


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