KAMARA v. REGINAM (Cr. App. No. 34/66)) [1967] SLCA 1233 (21 April 1967);

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Evidence-confessions-confession by one of two or more accused inadmissible against co-accused:

Headnote and Holding: 

A statement by an accused person is evidence only against himself and not against his co-accused and should therefore not be considered by a jury in respect of the charge 10 against the co-accused; it is particularly important to make this clear to the jury in a case where the statement was not made in the presence of the co-accused, he was not given a copy of it and he had no opportunity to cross-examine the maker of the statement (page 111, lines 30-34)

Law Report Citation: 
1967-68 ALR S.L. 109