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Introduction to the criminal law of Nigeria, excluding the northern region.

Robert Yorke Hedges

Introduction to the criminal law of Nigeria, excluding the northern region.

by Robert Yorke Hedges

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Published by Sweet & Maxwell in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Criminal law -- Nigeria

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliographical footnotes.

    Other titlesCriminal law of Nigeria
    SeriesLaw in Africa -- no. 3
    ContributionsNigeria.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsK H4537 I6
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 332 p.
    Number of Pages332
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14731746M

    CRIMINAL CODE ACT • Laws • Subsidiary Legislation • LAWS ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS [The original numbering of sections has been retained in order not to disturb the cross-references to those sections in other enactments which are many and will be found throughout the whole Edition.] 1. . The police make approximately million arrests a year for all criminal infractions, excluding traffic violations True According to the text, the legality and morality of the "fleeing felon" rule have been challenged because of the U.S. legal concept of.

    This chapter provides a short introduction to the history of Nigeria and its culture. It defines what Islamic law is, why it has different shades of meaning and how it developed from its origin in. Criminal Code Act Chapter 77 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria An Act to establish a code of criminal law. 1st day of June 1. This Act may be cited as the Criminal Code Act. 1A. The provisions of this Act shall take effect subject to the provisions of the Penal Code (Northern States) Federal Provisions Act. 2.

    6. Modifications to Northern States Criminal Procedure Code Law. 7. Preservation of certain matters in Criminal Procedure Act. APPENDIX CHAPTERC42 CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (NORTHERN STATES) ACT An Act to make new provisions for the jurisdiction, powers, practice and procedure of the courts of the Northern State of Nigeria in respect of Federal. Notes on the Penal Code Law (cap. 89 Laws of Northern Nigeria ) - Criminal law - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What issued kill knew knowing knowledge legally liable manner mark marriage matter means ment mischief months native court nature necessary Nigeria Northern Region Note obstruction obtained offence is.


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Get this from a library. Introduction to the criminal law of Nigeria, excluding the northern region. [R Y Hedges]. Hedges, R. Introduction to the criminal law of Nigeria (excluding the Northern Region) Sweet & Maxwell London Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required.

The influence of English criminal law throughout the English-speaking areas has been universal: even in southern Africa where the legal systems are founded upon Roman-Dutch law, criminal law is to a great extent English in character.

2 It will be seen, however, that English principles when applied south of the Zambezi may undergo metamorphosis as a result of reinterpretation according to fundamental notions of the Roman-Dutch by: Introduction To Nigerian Criminal Law - History And Sources Of Nigerian Crimina - Education - Nairaland.

Following intense advocacy by the Northerners, the Penal Code Law, No. 18 of Northern Region was introduced in that Region. That exercise also restricted the Criminal Code of to apply only in the Southern part of Nigeria.

History and sources of Nigerian criminal law / A.G. Karibi-Whyte; The criminal law and procedure of Lagos, Eastern Nigeria, and Western Nigeria, by Lionel Brett and Ian M Introduction to the criminal law of Nigeria (excluding the Northern Region) Criminal law in Nigeria, excluding the North / by C.

Okonkwo and M. Naish. Fagbemi [] 1 All NLR ) to exclude the operation and application of any unwritten rule of criminal law. Section 4 of the Criminal Code Act also gives effect to the constitutional provision cited above. In essence, the net effect of these provisions is the abolition of the application and enforcement by the courts of customary law.

In the yearthe Northern and Southern protectorates were merged. This resulted in a situation in which three Criminal justice systems were in operation throughout the country: the English criminal law in Lagos, the Criminal Code in the North and the indigenous criminal law.

STRICT LIABILITY AND THE NIGERIAN CRIMINAL CODES: A REVIEW Vincent Akpotaire, LL.M, BL Lecturer, Dept of Public Law University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria Introduction The concept of strict responsibility in Nigerian criminal law seems to have veered off the axis charted at common law as the justification for its application.

The reform of archaic criminal procedures/laws: Nigerian criminal dispensation is an integral part of the wholesome received English law.

The English law which we copied has been reviewed severally to meet the ever expanding challenges of the modern time, while our own criminal justice laws remain the same with no recent review for it to fit to.

Get print book. No eBook available History and Sources of Nigerian Criminal Law. Karibi-Whyte. Spectrum Law Pub., - Criminal law - pages. 0 Reviews. Chapter 2: Attempts at Codification of Criminal Law in England and Wales. What people are saying - Write a review.

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Okonkwo and Naish on Criminal Law in Nigeria. Cyprian Okechukwu Okonkwo, Michael E. Naish. Sweet & Maxwell, - Criminal law - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents. Schedule Criminal. meaning of the High Court Law of Lagos and the High Court Law of the Northern States. Furthermore, Nigerians are clearly 'persons of Nigerian descent' within the meaning of the High Court Law of. Laws governing criminal law in Nigeria.

Criminal defense is actually governed by 2 different laws. They are: The criminal codes and; The penal codes; The southern part of Nigeria makes use of the criminal code, while the northern part of Nigeria makes use of the penal code (get the criminal lawyer consultation to learn details).

The Nigerian Common Law. The Nigerian common law is divided into 2 broad aspects, which are: • The non-Muslim/Ethic laws and • The Sharia/Muslim laws.

The non-Muslim laws are referred to as the indigenous laws and these laws are derived from the various ethnic groups in Nigeria. The Reintroduction of Islamic Criminal Law in Northern Nigeria: A Study Conducted on Behalf of the European Commission, Ibadan: Spectrum Books.

On the amalgamation of the protectorates of Southern and Northern Nigeria incertain English laws were introduced into the new Nigeria. This reception of English law was achieved by the Supreme Court Ordinance of which extended to all of Nigeria, the English laws first introduced in.

The Law of Nigeria consists of courts, offences, and various types of laws. Nigeria has its own constitution which was established on 29 May The Constitution of Nigeria is the supreme law of the country. There are four distinct legal systems in Nigeria, which include English law, Common law, Customary law, and Sharia h law in Nigeria is derived from the colonial Nigeria, while.

Robert Yorke Hedges has written: 'Introduction to the criminal law of Nigeria, excluding the northern region' -- subject(s): Criminal law 'The law relating to restraint of trade' -- subject(s. Introduction to the criminal law of Nigeria, excluding the northern region.

KF H43 Congress, courts, and criminals: the development of federal criminal law, / Dwight F. Henderson. THE CONSTITUTION OF CRIMINAL COURTS 4. Classes of criminal courts 5. Power to divide the Region into districts 6. Establishment and jurisdiction of magistrate's court in each district 7.

Presiding officer not to exceed powers 8. Appointment of magistrates 9. Territorial jurisdiction of magistrates. 1. INTRODUCTION This part of the book aims at a brief examination of the development and application of Sharia in Northern Nigeria from the 19th century to the colonial period, the impediments to its application, and the issues in Sharia debate from /78 to It finally aims at looking at the need for a contemporary reformulation of the.laws were similar to those of Northern Nigerian Moslems, the jurists modeled the Penal Code law after the Sudanese Penal Code (Nwabueze, ; Elias, ; Adewoye, ).

The Northern Nigerian Penal Code law applies to all persons living in Northern Nigeria. Occasionally a non-Moslem .Islamic law is the same with customary law. Key words: Nigerian Legal System, Islamic law, Customary Law.

1. Introduction The entity Nigeria was found by Britain following the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates in