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 … Continue reading Can the court revoke the bail of Nnamdi Kanu upon the application of the attorney General of the Federation?
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 … Continue reading Rights of a suspect in police custody and the illegality of torture in Nigeria.
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 … Continue reading How to move an oral application for bail in court.
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 … Continue reading How to apply for Police bail and steps to take after refusal in Nigeria.