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CAN A SUSPECT BE GRANTED BAIL WHILE INVESTIGATION IS ON GOING?* Daily Law Tips (Tip 526) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

By the laws of Nigeria, every suspect (arrested person) is presumed innocent by all persons including security agencies and courts. It is the duty of security agencies and prosecutors to prove beyond reasonable doubt that an arrested person is guilty of his alleged offence. In reality, some security agencies/officers refuse to grant bail to arrested …

CAN A SUSPECT BE GRANTED BAIL WHILE INVESTIGATION IS ON GOING?* Daily Law Tips (Tip 526) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

*URGENT! DEADLINE FOR PRISONERS TO APPLY FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE IN NIGERIA.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 508) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Following enactment of Nigerian Correction Service Act 2019, the Nigerian Prisons was renamed Correctional Centers and several improvements were made. This includes Non-Custodial Measures like; Community Service, Probation, Parole, Restorative Justice and any other measure ordered by court. Community Service measure is open to prisoners already serving imprisonments imposed on them within the last 6 …

*URGENT! DEADLINE FOR PRISONERS TO APPLY FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE IN NIGERIA.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 508) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

WHAT MUST HAPPEN BEFORE ARRESTED PERSON CAN ANSWER QUESTION FROM ANY SECURITY AGENT.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 506) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

The constitution of Nigeria is the greatest of all laws in Nigeria. Things provided or stated by the constitution cannot be changed by any other law, government, order, signal, instrument, person, code, policy, training manual or handbook of any agency or outfit. The constitution provides what must happen before any arrested person can answer any …

WHAT MUST HAPPEN BEFORE ARRESTED PERSON CAN ANSWER QUESTION FROM ANY SECURITY AGENT.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 506) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

WHAT MUST HAPPEN BEFORE ARRESTED PERSON CAN ANSWER QUESTION FROM ANY SECURITY AGENT.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 506) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

The constitution of Nigeria is the greatest of all laws in Nigeria. Things provided or stated by the constitution cannot be changed by any other law, government, order, signal, instrument, person, code, policy, training manual or handbook of any agency or outfit. The constitution provides what must happen before any arrested person can answer any …

WHAT MUST HAPPEN BEFORE ARRESTED PERSON CAN ANSWER QUESTION FROM ANY SECURITY AGENT.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 506) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

DEADLINE FOR RELEASE OF ARRESTED PERSONS IN ANY PART OF NIGERIA. * Daily Law Tips (Tip 501) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Nigeria is a democratic state that respects human rights of all persons. Although, Police and other security agencies have rights to arrest with or without warrant, the law provides a deadline, maximum period or timeline within which an arrested person must be released. Where a person is arrested for any offence that is not punishable …

DEADLINE FOR RELEASE OF ARRESTED PERSONS IN ANY PART OF NIGERIA. * Daily Law Tips (Tip 501) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

DOCUMENTS THAT CANNOT BE TENDERED IN COURT FROM THE BAR.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 497) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Ordinarily, documentary evidence is to be tendered in court by witness that is linked to such document. However, there is an exception to this principle/practise, the exception being cases where a lawyer doing a case can personally tender certain types of documents by himself from the bar on behalf of a party/witness. “Certified true copy …

DOCUMENTS THAT CANNOT BE TENDERED IN COURT FROM THE BAR.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 497) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

HOW TO MAKE EXCUSES FOR THE ABSENCE OF A PUBLIC OFFICER FROM COURT. Daily Law Tips (Tip 487) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

In the course of hearing a case by a court, a person employed by federal or state government (public officer) may be needed to give evidence in court.

Where a court requests the presence of any person, such a person is mandated by law to attend or be arrested on the order of court. However, at times, being absent from court is inevitable. So, to communicate absence to court becomes necessary as well as how to make such communication.

HOW TO MAKE EXCUSES FOR THE ABSENCE OF A PUBLIC OFFICER FROM COURT. Daily Law Tips (Tip 487) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

In the course of hearing a case by a court, a person employed by federal or state government (public officer) may be needed to give evidence in court.

Where a court requests the presence of any person, such a person is mandated by law to attend or be arrested on the order of court. However, at times, being absent from court is inevitable. So, to communicate absence to court becomes necessary as well as how to make such communication.

DOES THE NEW LAW ALLOW PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION, WHEN LAND IS TAKEN FOR CUSTODIAL CENTERS (PRISONS) IN NIGERIA. Daily Law Tips (Tip 486) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

DOES THE NEW LAW ALLOW PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION, WHEN LAND IS TAKEN FOR CUSTODIAL CENTERS (PRISONS) IN NIGERIA. Daily Law Tips (Tip 486) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) All lands in Nigeria, belong to government. Government can grant rights of occupancy and certificates of occupancy (not ownership) to individuals that are 18 years old …

DOES THE NEW LAW ALLOW PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION, WHEN LAND IS TAKEN FOR CUSTODIAL CENTERS (PRISONS) IN NIGERIA. Daily Law Tips (Tip 486) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

THE DISTANCE FROM A CUSTODIAL CENTER (PRISONS) WITHIN WHICH NO BUILDING IS ALLOWED IN NIGERIA. Daily Law Tips (Tip 484) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

THE DISTANCE FROM A CUSTODIAL CENTER (PRISONS) WITHIN WHICH NO BUILDING IS ALLOWED IN NIGERIA.  Daily Law Tips (Tip 484) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) +234 803 766 5878, info@LearnNigerianLaws.com Prisons in Nigeria are now known as Custodial Centers since 2019, following the enactment of the Nigerian Correctional Service Act, 2019.  By the said …

THE DISTANCE FROM A CUSTODIAL CENTER (PRISONS) WITHIN WHICH NO BUILDING IS ALLOWED IN NIGERIA. Daily Law Tips (Tip 484) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »