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Nnamdi Azikiwe University Journal of International Law and Jurisprudence

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The import of section 396 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015: case study of Federal Republic of Nigeria V Dr Olubukola Abubakar Saraki

Afolasade A Adewumi

Abstract


The ACJA 2015 has repealed and replaced the Criminal Procedure Act and the  Criminal Procedure Code in Federal courts. The scope of Section 396 of the ACJA  however needs to be determined and adhered to in a bid to ensure that speed which is  one of the aims of the ACJA is not defeated in criminal trials before the superior courts of record. This paper seeks to examine critically the relevant sections thereof in the  light of the prevailing need.


Key words: Criminal Procedure Act, Criminal Procedure Code, Administration of  Justice Act, Superior courts of record, Corruption




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