The thin line between burglary and house breaking in Nigeria.

Burglary and house breaking are crimes in Nigeria with the same elements. The only distinguishing factor between the two is the time when it is committed. According to Wikipedia Burglary (also called breaking and entering and sometimes housebreaking) is an unlawful entry into a building or other location for the purposes of committing an offence. …

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Can the court revoke the bail of Nnamdi Kanu upon the application of the attorney General of the Federation?

The constitution of Nigeria provides for bail of an accused person generally. The provision of bail is largely hinged on presumption of innocence. Bail is a constitutional right; S. 35(4), s35(5) and s36(5) of the Constitution of FRN 1999( as amended) on the right to personal liberty. Section 35(4) 1999 Constitution. However it is pertinent …

The illegality of using Police to recover debts in Nigeria.

  Most of us are familiar with situations where a creditor engages the services of police or army to recover debts from debtors through means of arrest, torture or intimidation. This arrangement is reached between the police and the creditor and a percentage that will be payed to the police is agreed upon. This practice …

Rights of a suspect in police custody and the illegality of torture in Nigeria.

Oftentimes arrested suspects are detained and tortured to reveal information to the police. This callous and inhumane act has been left unchecked and some of the victims of torture and degrading treatment do not take any action thereby giving the police morale to continue in this illegal practice. Sometimes they are placed under harsh conditions …

How to move an oral application for bail in court.

  Bail application in court is moved just like every other motion in court. Every motion before a judge must consist of the motion, an affidavit and written address. Sometimes Counsel can move in terms of motion paper. Below is the procedure for moving a motion for bail orally in court. 1. My lord before …

How to apply for Police bail and steps to take after refusal in Nigeria.

Police bail is where a suspect is released without being charged but must return to the police station at a given time. When a person is arrested and detained by the Police for allegedly committing a crime. The constitution provides that such a suspect must be taken to court within 24 hours if there is …

THAT SOCIETY IS FIXED WHICH MORALITY IS DEFINED. APPRAISE IN THE CONTEXT OF CRIMINALISATION IN THE SOCIETY.

Written by Mpi Elton Chizindu Esq. Ethics, morality and public morality have always influenced legal policies especially criminalisation in all societies. They are in fact the most important factors which sets social order and criminal law policies. Various legal systems have declared various acts as illegal and criminal for being against the principles of morality. …