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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

15 Questions & Answers (?) on Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile's Death





Some Nigerians say - please, this lady is gone; let her rest in peace and stop asking unnecessary questions.

But many other Nigerians are saying - no! We need to ask questions and put Nigeria Air Force, NAF, to task so that this kind of unfortunate incident doesn't happen again.
I subscribe to the latter. Human life is sacred and shouldn't be lost or taken without consequences. Many days of protest and condemnations followed George Floyd's murder in the US. We shouldn’t do any less especially when we have reasons to suspect foul play in a citizen’s death.
Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN and Ayo Turton (a Nigerian lawyer based in the US) are among Nigerians who have asked and still continue to ask relevant, useful, and brilliant questions on her death.

As a former state prosecutor and now a defence counsel, my experience and knowledge of criminal law and matters keep nudging me to add my voice as I read others' writings and questions.

Now, I pose the questions below and offer answers (?) to them.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Why The International Criminal Court Cannot Try Terrorists



Terrorism is one of the “international crimes” that have received so much attention from the international community. There exists a number of international conventions prohibiting terrorist activities and examples include the Tokyo Convention of 1963, the Hague Convention of 1970, the Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombing of 1997, the Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism of 1999, among others. In addition, many countries have national laws criminalising terrorism and examples are, the Patriot Act (US), the Anti-Terrorism Act (Canada), the Terrorism Act (UK), and the Prevention of Terrorism Act (Nigeria).

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Who Knows If There Is ACJA In Nigeria?




If an average Nigerian doesn’t know anything called ACJA or doesn’t know what it’s all about, such Nigerian may be excused. But how would you excuse a Nigerian police officer who is ignorant of this law? 

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Rule of Law and Access to Justice

PROMOTING THE RULE OF LAW AND ENSURING EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR ALL AS THE UNDERPINNING FACTORS FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE, TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY WITHIN THE PURVIEW OF SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF SDGs

Presented By Kehinde ADEGBITE Esq, Principal Partner, Kehinde Adegbite & Co., People’s Chambers, Ibadan at the Two-Day Advocacy Training on Corruption, Accountability and Access to Justice Focusing on SDG 16 Held at Diplomat Hotel, 18 Oduduwa Street, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, Between 15-18 August, 2017


INTRODUCTION

We need to remind ourselves that the “new” global developmental agenda aptly captured as “Sustainable Developmental Goals”, SDGs, will be two years old in about four months’ time. It is new only in comparison with the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs, which was introduced by the United Nations General Assembly in the year 2000 and came to an end in 2015. It is new also because it is a fifteen year plan and still has thirteen years and few months to run. However, we need to note that we do not have the luxury of time. Year 2030 will come and go but only countries which are able to achieve the laudable programmes of this global agenda will rejoice and be reckoned with. If Nigeria will be one of such countries, what we do now as a people matters a lot. Like the MDGs, SDGs is a developmental agenda designed by the United Nations General Assembly to last for fifteen years, that is, 2015 - 2030.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Nigeria’s Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 – What Is It And How Can We Make It Work For Us As Citizens?




The Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015 was enacted by the Nigerian government for the benefits of all Nigerians. It was introduced to make our criminal justice system work better and faster, removing all the delays in the trial of criminal cases. Gone are the days when a criminal case would go on for years in court. For instance, it took the Lagos State Government 15 years to conclude the trial of Major Al-Mustapha, the former Chief Security Officer to the late Nigerian ruler, General Abacha, for the murder of Kudirat Abiola. 

Monday, 24 July 2017

How You Can Prevent The Nigeria Police From Abusing Your Rights (2)

You’ll recall that in the first part of this article, we have discussed what your rights are and the limits of the powers of the police. Now, let’s address what you can do whenever your rights are about to be breached or are being breached. In the third part, we’ll address what you can do where your rights are already breached.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

How You Can Prevent The Nigeria Police From Abusing Your Rights

Do you know that you have the legal right to challenge certain actions of the police? Yes, the police have powers to arrest and detain persons committing, suspected or reported to have committed a crime, to maintain law and order, and to protect lives and property but their powers are not absolute - they MUST act both  responsibly and within the law.