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 …

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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 INVESTIGATE TITLE TO LAND IN NIGERIA.

Everyday land transactions occur in Nigeria. Sometimes these lands are subject of dispute, or fraudulently sold to the purchaser even where there is an encumbrance on the said land. There are cases where a particular piece of land is sold to several persons and this causes dispute and litigation. Before purchasing piece of land, due …

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 …

Simple steps on transmission of shares of a deceased person in Nigeria.

Many of us have been faced with the challenge of transmission of shares. We've had situations where our loved ones acquired shares in companies and died intestate. There is a laid down procedure on how to transmit the shares to survivors of the deceased estate and this procedure is done in accordance with the provisions …

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. …

Procedure for adoption of a child under the Nigerian Legal system.

People have the right to adopt children or juveniles in Nigeria. Adoption process must be done in accordance with the law. The procedure provided in our laws are very stringent and there are certain restrictions placed on adoption in Nigeria. These measures are put in place for the protection and safety of the child. It …

HOW TO OBTAIN LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION IN NIGERIA.

There are occasions where a person dies intestate amassing a large amount of wealth acquired during his lifestlye which includes assets and monies in the bank without making a will or a valid will. This can cause conflict amongst the surviving relatives of the deceased as to who is entitled to manage and administer the …

How to recover your premises from a tenant in Nigeria

The challenge of recovering premises from a tenant is a quagmire every landlord can relate to in Nigeria. Evicting a tenant who is in lawful occupation must be done in accordance with the requisite landlord and tenancy laws. Some landlords have resorted to self help by taking actions such as locking the door of the …