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4 categories of persons that cannot be sentenced to death in Nigeria

Generally in Nigeria, any person who kills another person unlawfully is guilty of murder and would be punished with death. However there are some categories of people exempted by the law from death penalty. Such individuals include: 1. Mentally deranged/ Insane persons: The Merriam Webster dictionary defines a deranged person is someone who is unable to think or act in a normal or logical way especially because of severe mental illness.

  2 months ago ago
4 categories of persons that cannot be sentenced to death in Nigeria

JUSTICE

How Chiwetalu Agu's Separatist Comment Could Serve As Evidence Linking Him To IPOB

Popular Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, has reportedly made a statement supporting the secession of the Igbo people from Nigeria. Recall that he was previously arrested some time ago by military operatives at Onitcha, Anambra state and was later handed over to the DSS. This was done on suspicion of his membership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

  1 month ago ago
How Chiwetalu Agu's Separatist Comment Could Serve As Evidence Linking Him To IPOB

JUSTICE

6 offences punishable by death in Nigeria

Any offence that attracts the death penalty is generally known and termed a capital offence. This term was derived from the Latin word 'capitalis' which referred to execution by beheading. Although some countries have kicked against this form of punishment claiming that it is unfair, it is however still applicable in Nigeria.

  2 months ago ago
6 offences punishable by death in Nigeria

JUSTICE

6 Things You Could Be Jailed for Doing In A Courtroom

A court is considered to be as sacred as a temple. Little wonder why lawyers are referred to as ministers in the temple of justice. When a court is in session, notices are usually erected in front of such court room to deter people from making noise or disrupting proceedings that are going on.

  2 months ago ago
6 Things You Could Be Jailed for Doing In A Courtroom

JUSTICE

4 Common Crimes in Nigeria And Their Punishments.

The crime rate in Nigeria grows by the day. From petty stealing in the market, to robbing of banks, kidnapping, and even murder, hardly does one feel safe going out of their homes.In this article, we would be examining four criminal offences that are rampant in our society today.

  2 months ago ago
4 Common Crimes in Nigeria And Their Punishments.

SOCIETY

How The Numbers '419' Came To Be Used To Refer To Crimes Of Scam

In Nigeria, many people, both literate and illiterate, refer though correctly, to the crime of scam as 419 without knowing the origin of it. The term '419' is used in that regard because of the Nigeria Criminal Code where section 419 deals with Advance Fee Fraud.

  2 months ago ago
How The Numbers '419' Came To Be Used To Refer To Crimes Of Scam

SEX-RELATIONSHIP

7 Cases Where A Marriage Will Be Regarded As Invalid.

'God when' is a very common comment you would come across under the post of couples looking all cute and loved up especially in their wedding outfits. Everyone wants to get hitched to the love of their lives and be happy in their marriages, but not everyone understands the binding nature and intricacies of a marriage contract.

  2 months ago ago
7 Cases Where A Marriage Will Be Regarded As Invalid.

SOCIETY

Here's Why Fraud Is Popularly Known As '419' in Nigeria

When trying to describe a fraudster in Nigeria, it is not uncommon to hear them being referred to as a yahoo boy or a 419. You may also find notices inscribed on the walls of buildings warning people against buying a house and that they should "beware of 419".

  2 months ago ago
Here's Why Fraud Is Popularly Known As '419' in Nigeria

JUSTICE

6 Legal Terms Associated with Killing And Their Meanings

In Nigeria, we have two major laws that make provisions for the killing of another person. They are the Criminal Code and the Penal Code. The Criminal Code contains laws regulating crime in the Southern region of Nigeria, while the Penal Code makes provisions for crimes being committed in the Northern region of Nigeria.

  2 months ago ago
6 Legal Terms Associated with Killing And Their Meanings

JUSTICE

Engaging in any of these 7 immoral acts can make you go to prison.

Moral wrongs are distinct and separate from criminal offences. However, there are certain times the lines between the duo would get blurred, and certain acts that are considered immoral would attract criminal punishments. Sections 214 - 221 of the Criminal Code enumerates some of these acts.

  3 months ago ago
Engaging in any of these 7 immoral acts can make you go to prison.

JUSTICE

Here are the 3 groups of offences you can be convicted for in Nigeria.

Offences are defined by Section 2 of the Criminal Code to be an act or omission which is rendered punishable by some legislative enactment. For a person to be said to have committed an offence, it must be adequately proved that there was: An intention to commit the said offence

  2 months ago ago
Here are the 3 groups of offences you can be convicted for in Nigeria.

SEX-RELATIONSHIP

Can A Person Go To Jail For Cheating on Their Spouse? See The Punishment For Adultery

According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, adultery refers to voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than that person's current spouse or partner. It is considered to be morally as well as religiously wrong in different parts of Nigeria. Cheating on a spouse ruins the trust that existed between them from the start of their marriage till the moment of the adultery.

  1 month ago ago
Can A Person Go To Jail For Cheating on Their Spouse? See The Punishment For Adultery

JUSTICE

What Happens When A Mentally Ill Person Commits An Offence

According to the Law and Justice Foundation, a mentally ill person is someone who suffers a mental illness where, owing to that illness, there are reasonable grounds for believing that care, treatment or control of the person is necessary, for their own or others' protection.

  1 month ago ago
What Happens When A Mentally Ill Person Commits An Offence

JUSTICE

5 Defences you can raise when charged with a crime in Nigeria.

Getting arrested is becoming quite rampant nowadays. You have to think twice before deciding to take a stroll outside your compound at night for fear of being rounded up by the police. Even while in the comfort of your home, you may be unfortunate if EFCC decides to raid your street.

  3 months ago ago
5 Defences you can raise when charged with a crime in Nigeria.

SOCIETY

6 Circumstances in Which A Person Will Be Guilty of Stealing.

Stealing is a very common criminal offence. You could be taking a stroll down the road and get your goods or property snatched in the process, or you could leave your valuable items in the confines of your house and discover that they have been stolen. According to Section 383 of the Criminal Code, a person is said to steal a thing where he or she fraudulently takes anything capable of being stolen, or fraudulently converts to his own use or to the use of any other person anything capable of being stolen.

  2 months ago ago
6 Circumstances in Which A Person Will Be Guilty of Stealing.

DIGITAL-TECHNOLOGY

The repercussions of internet trolling under the Nigerian law.

Internet trolling has become widespread amongst mobile phone users nowadays. Hardly do you come across a post from a celebrity, without finding at least one dissatisfied person in the comment section writing degrading things about their person. It has also become a norm to see various individuals releasing videos or statements aimed at scandalising a public person.

  3 months ago ago
The repercussions of internet trolling under the Nigerian law.

POLITICS

Bill to amend law on protests passes first reading

From the sponsored representative, The Bill, which was presented before the House on Thursday, has been approved by the House for a second reading. A bill that is currently in a proposal for a five-year jail term for unlawful protesters in the country has scaled through first reading at the House of Representatives.

  5 months ago ago
Bill to amend law on protests passes first reading

POLITICS

OPINION: The Bill To Jail Unlawful Protesters For 5 Years Doesn't Mean All Protesters, It Means This

It was reported that Nigerian lawmakers set to put forth a proposal to jail unlawful protesters for five years. The bill proposing a five-year prison term for ‘unlawful’ protesters in the country has gone through first reading at the House of Representatives. The Bill was titled: ‘An Act To Amend The Criminal Code ACT, CAP 38, Laws Of The Federation Of Nigeria, 2004 To Ensure The Sanctity Of Human Life And Property, And To Bring Specifically For Mob Action, Dispense Punishment And Other Matters’, is sponsored by Rep. Emeka Chinedu Martins (PDP-Imo State).

  5 months ago ago
OPINION: The Bill To Jail Unlawful Protesters For 5 Years Doesn't Mean All Protesters, It Means This

POLITICS

Police Arrest Lesbians Holding A Wedding

The Police had yesterday attested two ladies who were publicly holding a wedding in Ghana.

  8 months ago ago
Police Arrest Lesbians Holding A Wedding

SEX-RELATIONSHIP

A Husband Cannot Sexually Assault His Wife According To The Nigerian Constitution, Read Why

When we talk about sexual assault, it varies and somewhat restricted to some certain people. Sexual assault also known as rape is becoming rampant in the society and no swift measures are taken to stop the act. Obviously, sexual assault is a criminal offense when the man and the woman are not legally married and also without the consent of the woman.

  4 months ago ago
A Husband Cannot Sexually Assault His Wife According To The Nigerian Constitution, Read Why