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Rex V. Afose & Ors (1934) LJR-WACA

Rex V. Afose & Ors (1934)

LawGlobal Hub Judgment Report – West African Court of Appeal

Rules of His Majesty’s Judges governing questions to prisoners by Police Officers—Local variation of Rule 8 to embrace illiterate persons.


A statement mentioning the other. accused was made by one of the accused to a Police Inspector. This was subsequently read out to him by the Inspector in the presence of two other accused. These two accused were not cautioned but said that the statement was correct, It was subsequently read over to yet others of the accused who were mentioned in it and- the/ said nothing. The trial Judge held the statement made by the one accused was inadmissible against the other accused but sought the opinion of the Court thereon.


Ruling of trial Judge • affirmed. and Rule S to be_read with proviso.

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