Without diverting into the morality or intention of nudes or videos posted on social media, one important question, especially if you are in Nigeria, is – Does the right to privacy cover the cyberspace?
In most cases, having your neighbour’s tree trespass into your territory is never all that fun. In this write-up, we shall look at how you can deal with your neighbour’s tree’s nuisance.
Do you have questions as to issues of defamation on social media? Is your reputation being destroyed on the internet? Are false rumours being spread about you by a blogger on a website? Well, do not fret!. There is an aspect of the law that can be interpreted to protect your rights.
The lawyer who represented me was a very smart one and he argued that I was not trespassing because where I was arrested was a government house and not Nnamdi Azikiwe’s private house thus, that made it a public space.
THE GOOD SAMARITAN, THE EGG SHELL SKULL RULE AND THE NEIGHBOUR PRINCIPLE Introduction The idea of a person being under an obligation to rescue or render assistance to another person who is injured or in peril has its origins in the biblical parable of the Good Samaritan. In that parable, Jesus answered a lawyer’s question of “who is my neighbour?” by stating that the neighbour was the person who showed mercy to the injured man in the story and that…
“the tort of malicious prosecution is an action for damages brought by one against whom a civil suit or criminal proceedings has been unsuccessfully commenced without probable cause and for aims other than bringing the alleged offender to justice”
“The finder of lost articles on land belonging to someone else is entitled to possession against everyone but the true owner”
“Trespass to land, called “trespass” simply means the interference with the possession of land without lawful justification”
“Assault is an act of the defendant which causes to the plaintiff reasonable apprehension of the infliction of a battery on him”
“Nuisance is any conduct that interferes with the convenience and comfort of the public or any section of it”