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August 14, 2018

Sexual predators on the prowl

Why men rape, by experts How we were sexually violated, by Nollywood star, other victims Recently a 13-year-old girl was gang-raped in Owode-Ibese, Ikorodu, Lagos State. Today, the victim is reported to be three-months pregnant. But hers isn’t an isolated case. On daily basis, media reports show the increasing rate of what has become a startling regular occurrence, in spite of the fact that life imprisonment is a possible consequence for rape, as enshrined in the laws of Nigeria. A top Nollywood actress, Mrs. Rita Edochie. told Daily Sun that, as a little girl, she was raped by a family…

The Priest And The Law (4)

  But where the statement made by the Priest is the truth, he has a defence to an action for defamation i.e. Justification. A plea of justification means that all the words are true. The justification or truth of the allegation is an answer or a complete defence to an action founded on libel or slander, not merely because it negatives malice, but because the law will not permit a man to recover damages in respect of an injury to a character which he does not possess. DIN V AFRICAN NEWSPAPERS OF NIGERIA LTD (1990) ANLR 489, ILOABACHE V ILOABACHE…

SELF DEFENCE: The guiding principles of self- defence are “necessity and proportion.”

The Emergence and Proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra

  Criminal law is one of the most interesting branches of the law. The law that prohibits murder also creates the exceptions, when it is justified to kill. Thus it is quite legal to kill someone in carrying out a sentence of a competent court or perhaps in self defence. In subsequent edition of law and society we shall be looking at crimes, defences and punishment under our criminal legislations. But I must warn you that the door to what amounts to a crime is never closed. A government may wake up tomorrow and make the collection of rainwater a…