Nov 14, 2014

LEARN THE MEANING OF THESE LEGAL TERMS



 
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A Felony” means an offence on conviction for which a person can, without proof of his having been previously convicted of an offence, be sentenced to death or to imprisonment for 3 years or more, or which is declared by law to be a felony.

Indictable offence” means any offence –
1.     Which on conviction may be punished by a term of imprisonment exceeding two years; or 
2.      Which on conviction may be punished by imposition of a fine exceeding four hundred naira;
Not being an offence declared by the law creating it to be punishable on summary conviction.

Legal Guardian” in relation to an infant, child, young person, or juvenile offender, means a person appointed, according to law, to be his guardian by deed or will, or by order of court of competent jurisdiction.



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