Admission of evidence

Where a court admits a piece of evidence, the whole of the evidence must be used.

Procter & Gamble Co. v. G.S. & D. Ind. Ltd. [2013] 1 NWLR (Pt. 1336) 409 at 455, paras. C-D, per Ogunwumiju, JCA:


“…where a court admits a piece of evidence, the whole of the evidence must be used. Courts may not analyse and depend on a piece of evidence in support of a party’s position without engaging in a similar analysis and dependence on the same piece of evidence that support’s the other party’s position.”

Blogger’s Note:

The above principle is based on the principle of fair hearing. It is trite that justice is not a one-way traffic. Judges must always be mindful to ensure proper evaluation of evidence in order to arrive at just conclusions.
 
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