Rex V. Ajayi Omokaro (1941)
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Murder—Conviction based entirely upon evidence of confessions by Appellant.
The judgment sets out the one point raised. Appeal dismissed.
R. v. Sykes 8 C.A.R. 233 followed.
Unsworth for Crown.
Appellant in person.
The followi.ng short judgment was delivered:—
BUTLER LLOYD, ACTING C.J., NIGERIA, BAKER AND BROOKE, JJ.
The only question raised by this appeal is whether a conviction based entirely upon evidence of confessions by appellant can stand. The case of Sykes 8 C.A.R. p. 233 affords clear authority that such evidence is sufficient. The learned trial Judge enquired most carefully into the circumstances in which the alleged confessions were made, one of them before a European Assistant Commitisioner of Police, and was satisfied of their genuineness.
The appeal must be dismissed.