Category: Military and Police Law

  • THE ADJUDICATION OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT OFFENCES IN THE MILITARY

    THE ADJUDICATION OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT OFFENCES IN THE MILITARY

    A female soldier in Iraq is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire — Representative Jane Harmon, March 8, 2010. The military of any nation is indeed its defence and strength as a major responsibility of this all important body is the protection and defence of a ...
  • KENYAN POLICE BIZARRE PUNISHMENT FOR RAPE

    KENYAN POLICE BIZARRE PUNISHMENT FOR RAPE

    Cases of rape have been reportedly found occurring in Kenya at a very high and alarming rate. The government has tried to stop this rise but to no avail. Offenders are sent to jail and after some period of time they are out committing the same awful crime as before. A recent study conducted by ...
  • NEIGHBOURHOOD CORPS AS PANACEA FOR INCREASING CRIME RATE IN LAGOS, NIGERIA

    NEIGHBOURHOOD CORPS AS PANACEA FOR INCREASING CRIME RATE IN LAGOS, NIGERIA

    There is no gainsaying that security is the most fundamental need of human beings. A disturbed mind results in a restless, hapless and distraught personality. Succinctly, there are extant laws which provide for fundamental human rights and freedom from torture, cruel and degrading treatment in ...
  • THE PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE OF MILITARY LAW IN NIGERIA

    THE PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE OF MILITARY LAW IN NIGERIA

    The issue of dealing with erring members of the armed forces of Nigeria has today emerged with the cases of court-martial handing down perceived steep sentences on erring military personnel, as we recently saw with the death sentence handed to some members of the Nigerian military found to have ...
  • THE PROSECUTORIAL POWERS OF A MILITARY LAWYER

    THE PROSECUTORIAL POWERS OF A MILITARY LAWYER

    Historically, the maintenance of discipline as a means of reinforcing the military’s combat function was the primary purpose of the military justice system. Since the discipline of the troops was primarily the responsibility of the commander, the military justice system was seen as a tool of ...
  • THE NIGERIAN POLICE AND ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE OF FIREARMS

    THE NIGERIAN POLICE AND ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE OF FIREARMS

      In every society, the police are to be seen as a good citizen’s friend, defender and protector. They are revered and often the first point of call in emergencies. In Nigeria, there is a popular slogan which states “the police is your friend” and this piece seeks to analyze the truth or ...
  • COURT MARTIAL: JURISDICTION AND COMPOSITION

    COURT MARTIAL: JURISDICTION AND COMPOSITION

    In every society, the preservation and entrenchment of justice and harmony is very crucial to the survival of individuals and proper functioning of the society. The courts have been entrusted with the task of ensuring that this is done. The courts have the task of ensuring that there is no ...
  • MUTINY IN THE MILITARY

    MUTINY IN THE MILITARY

    Mutiny is an offence that is not as common as other everyday offences because even when there are cases of mutiny, they are not as publicized. Mutiny is a criminal conspiracy among a group of people (typically members of the military; or the crew of any ship, even if they are civilians) to ...
  • LEGAL AID AND THE MILITARY

    LEGAL AID AND THE MILITARY

    A military lawyer is one who has been called to the Bar as a lawyer and serves in the military. By virtue of section 10 of the Nigerian Legal Aid Act 2011, the indigents or poor in the society are entitled to Legal Aid, therefore legal aid is only available to people who cannot afford […]
  • THE ROLE OF THE MILITARY LAWYER

    THE ROLE OF THE MILITARY LAWYER

    The armed forces of any country though part and parcel of the society has its own distinct laws, rules and regulations that guides the smooth functioning of its operations and daily interactions between its members. These laws, rule and regulations generally form part of what is referred to as ...