if the original owner of property takes the property without the consent of the person who is having special property interest in the property is said to be guilty of the offence of stealing.
ON THE LOOTERS LIST On Sunday, April 1, 2018, when Christians all over the world were celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who was said to have taken away the sins of the world, the Punch Newspaper reported that the Federal Government of Nigeria released to the world an updated list of those it alleges have committed the sin of looting. According to the Federal Government, the bearers of the names on the list have looted the country and are…
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.
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.
“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”
“they can appoint an Interim Government to take over the administration of the state pending the time political stability will be restored”.
“This is because the Nigerian Police obtained the requisite order to remand him for three months pending the time thorough investigation would be completed and he would be properly arraigned in court”
“According to the Nigerian Constitution which guarantees right to personal liberty, the Police cannot, except in capital or other serious offences, detain a person beyond 48 hours in any case”.