Criminal Justice

NBA Calls on Kebbi State to Domesticate the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015

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The Nigerian Bar Association,NBA, has urged Kebbi State government to domesticate the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, in order to enhance Justice delivery. The call was made in Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State at the State Legislative Advocacy and Sensitization Workshop on Promotion and Domestication of Administration of Criminal Justice Act, ACJA, 2015 organize by the […]

Criminal Justice

Exparte Order to Remand: Holden Charge in Another Name by Douglas Ogbankwa, Esq.

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The Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, brought about innovations in the Criminal Justice System in Nigeria. The domestication of the Law in some States, however, has left much to be desired. The most appalling, obnoxious and unacceptable provision is the Exparte Order to Remand persons in Prison or Police Custody pending “investigation “. The […]

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MAN Nasarawa Branch, Correctional Service Officers, Hold Interactive Seminar to Boost Understanding

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The Magistrates’ Association of Nigeria, MAN, Nasarawa State Branch Chairman, His worship Abdullahi Hassan Shams Shama, other Magistrates had an interactive seminar with Controller of Nigerian Correctional Service ( Formerly Nigeria Prison Service), Mr E. E. Okoro and his lieutenants from other correctional centres in the state. The centres comprise Lafia, Wamba, keffi, Nasarawa, Toto […]

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Police Officers are Incompetent to File Criminal Charges before any Court in Cross River State, Magistrate Rules

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A Chief Magistrate Court sitting as Court No. 23, Garden Street, Calabar and presided over by His Worship Magistrate Eno Iyamba Esq. has on Tuesday 8/10/2019 held that police officers are incompetent to file criminal charges before any court in Cross River State of Nigeria. In Charge No. MC/541C/2019: COP V Sunny Ekong Asuquo, the […]

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Invitation| NBA Ikorodu Branch 1st Annual Police Duty Solicitors’ Scheme, Legal Aid Report| November 13

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The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Ikorodu Branch invites lawyers, stakeholders to the first presentation of its Police Duty Solicitors’ Scheme, PDSS, and legal aid report on Wednesday, 13th of November, 2019, at the Ikorodu Town Hall (opposite Ikorodu High Court) at 11 am prompt. The content of the invitation letter is reproduced below: Dear Sir/Madam; […]

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Inadmissibility of Extra-Judicial Statements in Criminal Trials and the Perennial Ignorance of Some of Our Prosecuting Agencies by Olumide Babalola

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It has surprisingly become common practice for some prosecutors to tender witnesses’ statements (extra judicial statements) recorded during criminal investigation to “buttress” their witnesses’ testimonies at the trial and such unsupported practice has come to be accepted by most trial courts especially where there is no resistance from the defence counsel. Recently and emphatically in […]

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EBF Commends Government, People of Ebonyi State over Landmark ACJL, Calls It ‘ Bold and Progressive Initiative’

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The Eastern Bar Forum, EBF, under the aegis of its Governor, His Excellency, Soseipriye LongWilliams, Esq., commends the Government and good people of Ebonyi State as it received with great elation, the domestication of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 through the enactment of the Ebonyi State Adminstration of Criminal Justice Law No. 014 […]

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NBA Lekki Forum to Hold 2nd Monthly Knowledge Sharing Seminar September 3, 2019

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The Lekki Forum of the Nigerian Bar Association shall on the 3rd September, 2019 host its Second Knowledge Sharing Seminar at the Nigerian Prisons Service by 10am. The Special Knowledge Sharing Seminar is in a synergized form with the Mind-Set Education Training of the International Youth Fellowship, a South Korea-based correctional behaviour NGO. This was […]