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2. Right to be Presumed Innocent
Section 36(5) of the 1999 Constitution provides clearly that an accused person is at all times presumed innocent until he is proven guilty. This means that there is no duty on the accused or defendant to prove his innocence as the law already presumes him to be guiltless unless and until he is proven otherwise. The prosecution therefore has a duty of proving the guilt of the accused or defendant beyond reasonable doubt.
This comes up for consideration in a scenario such as this: Where he keeps beating his wife. She feels wronged but thinks there is nothing one can do about it.
Here is something, such a man can be sued successfully for the offence of assault.
If you are in an abusive relationship and you do not do something about it, you are endangering yourself. Violent behavior towards one another is wrong no matter who does it and family members are not exempted!
In very simple words, an accused is any person who has been charged with a criminal offence either by the Attorney General of the Federation or State; the Inspector General of Police; Commissioner of Police; the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission; National Drug Law Enforcement Agency or any other law enforcement agency. The Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 (hereinafter called “the ACJA”) refers to an accused person as a Defendant. Thus, using the word Accused or Defendant refers to one and the same thing.
the officer In charge of a police station shall release the suspect on bail on his entering into a recognizance with or without sureties for a reasonable amount of money to appear before the court or at the police station at the time and place named in the recognizance.
How many of you watch Nollywood movies? Whether you are one who intentionally sits through the beautiful movies churned out by the country’s Film industry or you are one who stumbles upon a scene or more, one thing is glaring. It is that the mode of arrest usually being portrayed is very wrong! Come to think of it though? I am yet to see a movie scene where the Police got the arrest of a person or persons right. That…
I suppose the universities work very hard and give students their degrees. But I think the law school has outlived its usefulness. It supposed to be a postgraduate institution where you learn more practically.
Whenever a breach of judicial oath occurs, it is a misconduct itself, then the NJC is the appropriate body to investigate such breaches by the judicial officer
Personally, with all sense of humility, I have led by example in this respect by founding “The Legal Diary” which is an online platform to creatively educate the world on their legal rights and duties. Kindly log on to www.thelegaldiary.com and be part of my testimony.
Divorce: Sole Ground For Dissolution of Marriage “Man proposes, God disposes!” was her exact thought. Tara had always wanted to study Economics at the University of Ibadan. She had heard so much about the Premier University right from her days at Brighter Rose College. The connections of Prof. Wole Soyinka, her favourite author with the prestigious institution also increased her interest in the University. Hardly would a day pass without Tara searching for “University of Ibadan” on google. Tara George…