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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THE OFFENCE OF RAPE

In this unit, you will be exposed to the offence of rape which is rarely reported amongst the adult and which is more often committed particularly against very young girls. This unit will examine the following sub-themes: 1.0 INTRODUCTION The offence of rape very frequently occurs but is very rarely reported. This centres on the…

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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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