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Rex V. Palmer Iyakwe (1944) LJR-WACA

Rex V. Palmer Iyakwe (1944)

LawGlobal Hub Judgment Report – West African Court of Appeal

Criminal Law—Burglary and Stealing—Doctrine of recent possession.

Facts

The only evidence to connect Palmer Iyakwe with the burglary and stealing being the fact that five months after it he was in possession of stolen shoes and passed them to another defendant to sell for him.

Held

that he ought not to have been found guilty of burglary and stealing but of receiving the shoes knowing them to have been stolen.


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