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…
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
However, the defence of intoxication does not generally lead to acquittal instead the charge may be dropped to a lesser offence.
“Persons who have sexual intercourse with a child commit an offence of rape and are liable on conviction to imprisonment for life”
Neither the people of Nigerian nor their representatives actually wrote the supposed (1999) Constitution. Rather, the Constitution was merely imposed on the people of Nigeria by dictatorial military leaders who had their own axe to grind.
The big question, however, is – are the present crop of Nigerian youths qualified for leadership? To that, I say a big YES. When we talk about our youths, all focus must not be on the youths residing in Nigeria alone. Globally, many young Nigerians are doing the country proud and excelling in their different fields of endeavour.
Nigeria has been immensely blessed with a contagion of strikes during this season to the extent that even the dead bodies of deceased workers in their graves keep singing to the ears of the Nigerian government, “Strikes fall on you, more strikes fall on you!”. The Academic Staff Union of Universities( ASUU) declared an indefinite strike over unresolved and contentious issues with the Federal Government on the 12th of August, 2017. Vanguard Newspaper reported that the National President of ASUU,…
Charly Boy and his fellow peaceful protesters have a right to protest the President’s continued stay in London because the alibi they’ve gotten as governance wasn’t in their interest.