International Journal of Law


International Journal of Law
International Journal of Law
Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2019)

An exploration of murder trials under the administration of criminal justice in in Nigeria


Dr. Adekunbi Imosemi, Elizabeth Ejigbo

Murder is a grievous offence which is frowned at by the law and the society. The two Codes in Nigeria have provided for it as an offence. In Nigeria, such crime is punishable by death and there are certain process and procedures for the trial. There are lot of problems which has made the trial of murder cases in Nigeria ineffective and lead to pervasion of justice. The whole essence of trying murder cases in court is to do justice to both the deceased person and to the defendant. In this paper, laws, statutes, cases, materials and processes was used to indict how murder cases are tried in Nigeria. After considering the legal framework of murder and the process and trial of murder cases in Nigeria. This study focuses on the inadequacies of such trial of murder cases and provide recommendations for an effective trial of murder cases in Nigeria in order for justice to be done to the general public.
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