The Complete Guide to Relevant Facts under the Law of Evidence

Relevant Facts

Two kinds of fact are very important in the Law of Evidence. They are facts in issue and relevant facts. The concept of facts in issue has been dealt with in a previous post. However, it is necessary to bring it up here again because it has a very interesting relationship with relevant facts.

Think of the relationship between facts in issue and relevant facts as that which exists between baking a plain cake and baking a chocolate cake. Yeah. This sounds weird. But stay with me. Read More…

Facts in Issue: What it Means in the Law of Evidence

Facts in issue

Facts, and in consequence facts in issue, are the flour with which the dough of evidence is made.

Everything is a fact, whether it exists alone or along with other things. In the contemplation of the law, particularly the Nigerian Evidence Act (s. 258), it includes a state of things, the relationship between things and even any mental condition that any person is aware of. Read More…