Daily Law Tips (373)

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 178)
“Every Work That Is Eligible For Copyright In Nigeria Is Conferred Copyright Even Without A Registration”.

Every work of art that is eligible for copyright in Nigeria whose author is a Nigerian or foreigner domiciled in Nigeria or is a company registered in Nigeria is naturally conferred copyright. Same applies to every work first published or recorded in Nigeria or made by government of Nigeria or a state in Nigeria. Such work does not need to be registered with the National Copyright Commission for it to have a copyright and be protected.

My authority is section 2, 3 and 4 of Copyright Act.

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by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 177)
“Harbouring A Terrorist Is An Offence In Nigeria”.

Terrorism is an offence in Nigeria. It is an offence to house, harbour or conceal a terrorist or a person convicted of terrorism or a person for whom there is a warrant of arrest or imprisonment for terrorism. The offence is punishable with imprisonment for not more than 10 years.

My authority is section 5 of the Terrorism (Prevention) Act, 2011.

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by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 176)
“BIGHT OF BONNY WAS FORMERLY THE BIGHT OF BIAFRA”.

The bight on the south-east coast of Nigeria was formerly known as the Bight of Biafra but was later changed to Bight of Bonny on 17 January 1975 by an Act. Hence, all instruments, laws, maps and geographical representations that referred to Bight of Biafra are deemed to refer to Bight of Bonny.

My authority is sections 1 and 2 of the Bight of Bonny Act.

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 175)
“Arrest Without Touch or Confinement Of Body Of Suspect”.

A police officer while making an arrest has a right to touch or confine the body of his suspect. Such right cannot not be exercised where a suspect submits himself to the police officer in words or action. Example is a situation where a suspect offers to walk and did walk quietly with an arresting police officer into a police vehicle.

My authority is section 4 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.

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by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 174)
“Legal Practitioners Cannot Sell Land In Nigeria.”

Practise of law is for legal practitioners alone. A legal practitioner is a lawyer that has been called to the Nigerian Bar. Legal practitioners are bound by the Rules of Professional Conduct For legal Practitioners 2007. Among the provisions of the said Rule, is that legal practitioners cannot engage in any other profession. The survey, valuation and sell of land is for another profession (Estate Surveyors and Valuers), hence no legal practitioner can combine such profession with law practise. Note, that a lawyer can work as “Transaction Adviser” as well as “Due Diligence and Compliance Expert” for any land transaction but cannot be a mere land agent, jobber and estate manager.

My authorities are Rule 7 of Rules of Professional Conduct For Legal Practitioners 2007 and the Judgement In NBA V. IBEBUNJO (2013) 18 NWLR (PT. 1386)

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by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 173)
“An Unsigned Agreement Is Valid and Binding On Parties.”

It is basic knowledge that an unsigned document is worthless. Well, the Supreme Court of Nigeria has also held that an unsigned agreement is valid and binding where such agreement and intention of parties to be bound by it are not in doubt. And, there is no contrary statutory provisions and the signing of the agreement itself was not a condition for the existence of the agreement.

My authorities are OGUDO V. THE STATE (2011) LPELR-860(SC) and AWOLAJA & Ors V. SEATRADE G.B.V (2002) LPELR-615(SC)

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by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 172)
“Right To Demand and Know How Much Government and Government Officers Spend In Nigeria.”

Public fund is everybody’s fund and must be managed with accountability. It is your right to demand and know how much of the Nigeria’s tax payers’ fund is received and spent by any government, government agencies and office holders.

My authority is section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act, 2011.

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by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 171)
“It Is an Offence To Obstruct/Assault an Officer of the Federal Road Safety Commission .”

It is a crime to obstruct or assault an officer of the Federal Road Safety Commission. It is an offence punishable with fine of #100 and and or imprisonment for 6 months.

My authority is section 17(12) of the Federal Road Safety Commission Act.

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 170)
“Suspects Need Not Be Handcuffed or Restrained By Police In Nigeria”

A suspect of a crime is deemed innocence and should not be handcuffed, bound or restrained by police. Suspect can only be handcuffed where there is violence or attempt to escape or it is necessary for safety of suspect or a court ordered a suspect to be handcuffed.

My authority is section 5 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.

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