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THE OFFENCE OF RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY

Receiving stolen property

The law doesn’t just frown on the offence of stealing, it is also clearly against the offering of aid to a person who steals. One of the ways that the law deals with the act of aiding a thief is by the criminalisation of the act of receiving stolen property. The offence of receiving stolen property is contained in Read More…

THE OFFENCE OF THEFT/STEALING

Defences to Criminal Liability

One of the purposes of law in human society is the protection of property. Thus the law frowns at the taking of a person’s property without his real consent. In the Nigerian situation, stealing is also frowned upon, both legally and morally. The society would go on towards lawlessness if the property of members of the society could be unjustly taken by any other person. This explains why theft/stealing has been made Read More…

THE CRIME OF CONSPIRACY

What is Conspiracy?

This simply means a secret plan by a group of people to do something harmful or illegal. For there to be conspiracy, there must be an agreement between two or more persons to prosecute an unlawful purpose through an unlawful means.

According to the provision of S.516 of the Criminal Code, anyone who conspires to commit a felony would, except another punishment is provided, be liable to Read More…

INCHOATE OFFENCE/ATTEMPT

What is An Inchoate Offence?

An inchoate offence is an attempt to commit an offence which doesn’t come into fruition. In inchoate offences, the defendant is expected to have relatively come close to the achievement of his criminal objective.

The rationale behind punishing inchoate offences is due to the fact that Read More…