Criminal law in the northern states of Nigeria by E. H. Ofori-Amankwah

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Statementby E.H. Ofori-Amankwah.
LC ClassificationsLAW
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 505 p. ;
Number of Pages505
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Open LibraryOL2469106M
ISBN 109781940808
LC Control Number87179870

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Okonkwo and Naish on Criminal Law in Nigeria Volume 9 of Law in Africa Spectrum law series: Authors: Cyprian Okechukwu Okonkwo, Michael E. Naish: Edition: 2: Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell. Laws governing criminal law in Nigeria. Criminal defense is actually governed by 2 different laws.

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JUDICIAL PRACTICE IN ISLAMIC CRIMINAL LAW IN NIGERIA- A TENTATIVE OVERVIEW* GUNNAR J. WEIMANN Abstract Uniquely, in Nigeria Islamic Criminal Law was introduced in the framework of a secular federal constitution. In andtwelve Northern states adopted legislation on the hadd offences and the Islamic law.

This Act may be cited as the Penal Code (Northern States) Federal Provisions Act. Interpretation; In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-“Northern States” means the States of Nigeria formerly known as Northern Region of Nigeria.

Application of provisions of Schedule as Law of Northern States. Modifications to Northern States Criminal Procedure Code Law. Preservation of certain matters in Criminal Procedure Act.

APPENDIX CHAPTERC42 CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (NORTHERN STATES) ACT An Act to make new provisions for the jurisdiction, powers, practice and procedure of the courts of the Northern State of Nigeria.

This has brought the law in the two states at par with the laws in the states carved out of the former Western and Northern States where a fuller set of rule has been in existence. In this article, we will focus on 4 specific laws that deal with rape: The Criminal Code – this is applicable in all the Southern States; The Penal Code – this is applicable in all the Northern States; The Criminal Laws.

Shari'a law enacted by certain northern states. Twelve northern states have adopted some form of Shari'a into their criminal statutes: Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Sokoto, Yobe, and Zamfara.

The Shari'a criminal laws. Cases and materials on the law of criminal procedure in the northern states of Nigeria. [Marvin Zalman; Sam S Richardson] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library. people). In Southern Nigeria, the native laws are informal, unwritten agreements.

In Northern Nigeria, laws are written. Nigeria achieved independence in Since then, both the Nigerian Criminal Code and the Northern. Organized crime in Nigeria includes a number of fraudsters, drug traffickers and racketeers of various sorts originating from Nigeria.

Nigerian criminal gangs rose to prominence in the s, owing much. The essay begins with a brief history of the penal law of the northern states of Nigeria, from the colonial period up to /, when twelve northern states began their programmes of sharia implementation.

The new Sharia Penal Codes. Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, The criminal procedure of the southern states of Nigeria.

Responsibility by Fidelis Nwadialo. Imprint Criminal procedure > Nigeria. First ed. published in under title: The criminal law and procedure of Lagos, Eastern Nigeria, and Western Nigeria. Includes index. Description: lxxi, pages ; 23 cm: Other Titles: Criminal law and procedure of the six southern states of Nigeria.

Criminal law and procedure of the six southern states of Nigeria. The Law of Nigeria consists of courts, offences, and various types of laws.

Nigeria has its own constitution which was established on 29 May The Constitution of Nigeria is the supreme law of the country. There are four distinct legal systems in Nigeria, which include English law, Common law, Customary law, and Sharia h law in Nigeria is derived from the colonial Nigeria.

Laws of Nigeria and of its 36 States and Federal Capital Territory: Legislations, Judgments, Legal instruments, legal intelligence and legal platforms.

ABOUT US is the most resourced, visited and googled online clearing house for legal intelligence connected with Nigeria. The Administration of Criminal Justice Act, (ACJA) is unmistakably the hottest Law in Nigeria presently and it is without doubt due to its wide applicability and revolutionary nature.

The law repeals the erstwhile Criminal Procedure Act as applied in the South and the Criminal Procedure (Northern states. The criminal law of Australia is the body of law made, recognised and applied in Australia that relates to criminal law is made and administered by the individual states and territories of r, a body of criminal law is also made and administered by the federal al law may be differentiated from civil law, which in Australia relates to non-criminal law.

"Northern States" means the States of Nigeria formerly known as Northern Region of Nigeria. Application of provisions of Schedule as Law of Northern States (1) The provisions contained in the Schedule to this Act shall apply in respect of the C38 in Northern States The Criminal Code Act, in so far as it has effect as if it were a law.

CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY Common knowledge. Presumption of knowledge of an intoxicated person. Act done by person justified by law.

Act of court of justice. Act done pursuant to the judgment or order of court. Accident in doing a lawful act.

Act likely to cause injury, but done without criminal. northern and southern Protectorates in by the British Colonial administration, the entity Nigeria came into being.

Before the coming of the colonial administration, Islamic law applied in most of the states of the northern part of Nigeria. of the Penal Code (Northern States) Federal Provisions Act. (1) The provisions contained in the Code of Criminal Law set forth in the Schedule to this Act, and hereinafter called "the code", shall, except to the extent specified in subsection (2), be State laws.

For stealing, the Criminal Code Act of the Federal Republic of Nigeria condensed into criminal law legislations in different states of southern Nigeria and the Penal Code which prescribes and proscribes crimes in northern Nigeria.

In andtwelve northern states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria introduced Islamic criminal law as one of a number of measures aiming at "reintroducing the shari'a." Immediately after its. One of the results of British indirect rule in Northern part of Nigeria was that "Till this was the only place outside the Arabian peninsula in which the Islamic law, both substantive and procedural, was applied in criminal.

Summary: In andtwelve northern states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria introduced Islamic criminal law as one of a number of measures aiming at "reintroducing the shari'a." Immediately after.

In Nigeria, Sharia has been instituted as a main body of civil and criminal law in nine Muslim-majority states, and in some parts of three Muslim-plurality states sincewhen then-Zamfara State.

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN ISLAMIC LAW Rudolph Peters’ book is about crimes and their punishments as laid down in Islamic law. In recent years some Islamist regimes, such as those of Iran, Pakistan, Sudan and the northern states of Nigeria, have reintroduced Islamic law in place of Western criminal.

If you can see from the above that our claim to make the list of law books dealers in Nigeria is not a fluke but by deliberate actions to allow you room to navigate. You can’t find the book on Human Rights Law. CHAPTER 1 Historical Background of Criminal Law 1 Introduction The Nature of Law Definition of Crime Early Development of Criminal Law Legal Systems and the Beginning of Common Law Common Law in the United States INTRODUCTION The need for law lies in the history of the human race.

In early times, when the first humans appeared on Earth, laws. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in law and legal text was intended to assist students in understanding the rules of criminal law which would enable them to form a clear.

vi Criminal Law I LAW Introduction The Criminal Law is a vital part of the Public Law. It is a compulsory course in your degree programme. You are required to study it a compulsory level four credit course.

The Criminal Law is the principal law. The Penal Code which applies in the Northern states also defines offence and illegal conducts in Sections 28 and Essentially, an act or omission is only a crime if a law made or deemed to be made by the appropriate legislative authority so prescribes.

The consequence of any criminal conduct in Nigeria is whatever the law. Second edition published in under title: Brett and McLean's The criminal law and procedure of the six southern states of Nigeria, by C.O.

Madarikan and T. Akinola Aguda. Description: lxxxiv. Purpose of this Law 3. Guiding principles for this Law 4. Application of general principles 5. Classification of offences 6.

Civil remedies 7. Contempt of Court 8. Trial for offences under existing Law 9. Arrest with or without warrant Effect of changes in law Territorial basis of criminal. personal to criminal aspects in twelve northern states in the wake of Nigeria’s return to democratic rule in represents one of the most turbulent cases of intergroup relations in the contemporary history of Nigeria.

The Sharia/ Muslim law on the other hand is equally a part of the customary law. This law is the same as the Islamic law, which predominates in the northern part of Nigeria and it had been in use since This aspect of the customary law. OSTIEN, Philip, "Nigeria's Sharia Criminal Procedure Codes", in Philip Ostien, compiled and edited by, Sharia Implementation in Northern Nigeria A Sourcebook, Ibadan, Nigeria: Spectrum Books,in vol.

4, The Sharia penal and criminal. Since then, nine northern Nigerian states have adopted sharia law fully, to include criminal cases as well.

A further three northern states have adopted sharia law in populations. Sharia Implementation in Northern Nigeria: An Asset or a Liability? By Leo Igwe Today, criticizing Islam has become a dangerous undertaking even when such criticisms are warranted.

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