The Evidence Act is relatively lengthy; it has about 259 Sections. An important question that should trouble your mind is “should the Evidence Act is to be used in resolving all dispute?” If there is a family dispute and the elders have the task of resolving the issue, are they bound to make use of the Evidence Act?
Thankfully, the Evidence Act Continue reading “The Application of Evidence in Nigerian Courts”
When it comes to tendering evidence before the court of law, there are some fundamental rules that the court has to adhere to. These rules determine the whole practice of bringing evidence before the court. The rules are as follows:
The Burden of Proof
The burden of proof is simply the party whose responsibility it is to establish evidence before the court. When it comes to civil cases, the burden of proof rests on the party that asserts. This could either be the plaintiff or the defendant. For instance, if in a land dispute, Continue reading “The Rules of Evidence”
A lot of us have heard of the arrest of public figures on charges of corruption and other dastardly acts. After the law enforcement agencies arrest the “suspect”, the media is usually awash with how he allegedly stole millions of naira and did some other unconscionable things. There and then, public opinion finds the “suspect” guilty. Due Continue reading “Introduction to The Law of Evidence”