Criminal procedure in the northern states of Nigeria

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Gaskiya Corp., 1979 - Law - 347 pages
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Contents

SECTION
xvi
Index of Statutes etc Mentioned
xxi
Text and Commentary
1
CHAPTER XVIIPRELIMINARY INQUIRY AND COMMITMENT FOR TRIAL TO THE HIGH COURT
2
SECTION
3
SECURITY FOR KEEPING THE PEACE
39
Power to cancel bond
45
BProcedure in Cases where the Police may not Arrest
67
Procedure on commitment without charge or with imperfect charge
207
Court may alter charge
208
When court may proceed with trial immediately after altering adding to or framing charge
209
When new trial may be directed or trial suspended
210
Recall of witnesses when charge revised
211
Separate charges for distinct offences
212
Offences of like character may be charged together
213
Acts forming the same transaction
214

Place of inquiry or trial when scene of offence is uncertain
73
INITIATION OF JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS BEFORE A COURT
80
Cognizance of oifences by court 144 Power of court to give directions 145 Power of court to advise person the subject of a complaint 146 Examinati...
81
Transfer of case by court 148 Power of court to order further investigation
82
Commitment
88
Taking of evidence produced
90
Use of civil force to disperse
102
Conditional order for removal of nuisance
104
When accused to be discharged
107
Transformation of inquiry into trial 171 Procedure on transformation of inquiry into trial 172 Framing of charge
109
Order pending inquiry
110
CHAPTER XII
116
Prosecution for contempt of lawful authority of public
140
PREVIOUS ACQUITTALS AND CONVICTIONS SECTION
145
Inquiry by court of complaint by person other than police
149
Court may refuse to proceed
150
Procedure by court not competent to take cognizance of case
151
Inquiry or trial 153 Presence of accused at trial
153
Process to compel attendance of accused
154
Procedure in summary trial by magistrate and area court judges
155
Substance of accusation to be stated
156
Conviction on admission of truth of accusation
157
Evidence for prosecution
158
Discharge of accused
159
Charge to be framed when offence appears to have been committed
160
Plea
161
Defence
162
Process for compelling production of evidence at instance of accused
163
Procedure after finding
164
Absence of complaint
165
Frivolous or vexatious accusations
166
Charge to be explained and copy furnished to accused
173
List of witnesses for defence at trial 175 Power of magistrate to examine witnesses named in list given under section
174
Order of commitment
176
Summons to witnesses for defence when accused is com mitted
177
Bonds of complainants and witnesses
178
Detention in custody in case of refusal to execute bond
179
Charge etc to be forwarded
180
Power of AttorneyGeneral to amend or alter charge
181
Power to summon supplementary witnesses
182
Custody of accused pending trial
183
Continuation of inquiry by a different magistrate
184
Trial by High Court
185
Defence in capital cases
186
Commencement of trial
187
Plea of not guilty or no plea
188
Presentation of case for prosecution
189
Examination of accused at inquiry to be read
190
Procedure after conclusion of evidence for prosecution
191
Defence
192
Right of accused as to examination and summoning of witnesses
193
Prosecutors right of reply
194
Consideration of finding
195
Announcement of finding
196
Procedure on finding of guilty
197
Sentence
198
Recommendation to mercy
199
Form of charges
200
Contents of charges
201
Particulars as to time place and person
202
Charge of criminal breach of trust
203
Charge of falsification of accounts
204
When manner of committing offence must be stated
205
Effect of errors
206
When it is doubtful on which occasion an offence has been committed
215
When it is doubtful what offence has been committed
216
When person charged with one offence may be convicted of another
217
Conviction of lesser offence where greater charged
218
Conviction for attempt not separately charged
219
Withdrawal of remaining charges on conviction on one of several charges
220
What persons may be charged jointly
221
Effect of material error
222
Person once convicted or acquitted not to be tried for same offence
223
Previous acquittal or conviction when to be proved
224
Courts to be open
225
Right of appearance of legal practitioner
226
Representation of the State government departments and local government authorities
227
General procedure in inquiries and trials by magistrates
228
Oath
229
Witness not compelled to take oath or make affirmation
230
Manner of making oath or affirmation
231
Swearing of Moslems
232
Protection of witnesses
233
Taking and recording of evidence
234
Power to examine the accused
235
Evidence of accused
236
Power to summon material witnesse or call persons present
237
Evidence of persons confined
238
When evidence given at preliminar inquiry admissible at trial
239
Admissibility of statements by accused
240
Language not understood by accused
241
Interpreter bouud to interpret truthfully
242
View
243
243A Determination of age 244 Power to take evidence of persons dangerously
244
Commission to take evidence
245
Examination of witnesses on commission
246
Return of tommission
247
Evidence taken abroad by interrogatories
248
Deposition of medical witness
249
Report of scientific expert
250
250A Reports under section 249 and 250 of Procedure Code 251 Record of evidence in absence of absconding accused
251
Record of evidence when offender unknown
252
Stay of proceedings by AttorneyGeneral
253
No influence to be used to induce disclosure
254
Power to postpone or adjourn proceedings
255
Procedure by court in cases of which it cannot dispose
256
Procedure when court cannot pass sentence sufficiently severe
257
Conviction on other charges pending
258
Joint trial may be stayed and accused tried separately
259
Reference on points of
260
Procedure when accused does not understand proceedings
261
Delivery of judgment when judge etc unavoidably absent
262
Opinion of majority to prevail
263
Procedure where court evenly divided
264
Every member to give opinion
265
Order of taking opinions
266
Definition for Chapter XXII
268
Contents of judgment
269
Death sentence not imposed in certain circumstances
270
Procedure where woman convicted of capital offence alleged to be pregnant
271
Procedure where person is convicted of a capital offence co mmitted while under seventeen
272
Sentence of death
273
Cases in which appeal lies
274
Court not to alter judgment
275
Copy of judgment or translation to be given to accused on application
276
Original judgment to be filed
277
Appendix I
311
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