THE POLICE AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

1.0 INTRODUCTION The Nigeria Police Force is a constitutional creation. It is saddled principally with maintenance of law and order and the prevention, detection and suppression of crimes in or society. It also has a principal role to play in the administration of criminal justice in Nigeria. From the complaint stage up to the point…

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TREASON

This unit is an attempt to analytically examine the offence of treason and it will be treated against the backdrop of the following items: 1.0 INTRODUCTION Treason is a felony and it is committed against lawfully constituted government of the State or the Federation of Nigeria. It is committed when the accused does everything possible…

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ELEMENT OF AN OFFENCE

1.0 INTRODUCTION In the accusatorial criminal system applicable in Nigeria, the prosecution must perforce prove all the elements of an offence for which an accused person is standing trial. Every offence has two elements, that is to say, the physical element and the mental element, except strict liability offences which are complete upon the manifestation…

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