MR UBONG OBOT v. THE STATE
(2014) LPELR-23130(CA)

In The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
On Monday, the 31st day of March, 2014

CA/C/294C/2013

Before Their Lordships
MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria

UZO I. NDUKWE-ANYANWU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria

CENTUS CHIMA NWEZE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria

Between
MR UBONG OBOT Appellant(s)
AND
THE STATE Respondent(s)

RATIO DECIDENDI
1. WORDS AND PHRASES - "CORROBORATION": Meaning of "Corroboration"

"Corroboration evidence is defined as "evidence given by an independent witness who confirmed in
some material particular not only that a crime has been committed but also that it was committed by
the accused person. See Amadi Vs. State (1993) 8 NWLR pt 314 page 644, Siwobi Vs. C.O.P (1997) 1
NWLR pt 482 page 411." Per NDUKWE-ANYANWU, J.C.A. (P. 27, paras. A-B) (...read in context)

2. CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE - CONFESSIONAL STATEMENT OF AN ACCUSED: Whether
confessional statement play a major role in the determination of the guilt of an accused

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