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Stalking in the criminal legal system- Nigeria in perspective

Jude Uchenna Okoye
Chioma Bernadine Nwankwo
Helen Obiageli Obi
Rapuluchukwu Ernest Nduka
Chugo Onwatuegwu


Stalking involves a pattern of overtly criminal and /or apparently innocent behaviour that makes victims fear for themselves or others. The problem of this work is that many people especially women who are stalked are helpless as they do not know that there are laws that protect them or that there is anything they can do against those that stalked against them. The work employed the doctrinal approach. The findings of the work is that stalking is protected under the Nigerian law but there are few instances of people reporting same that results to court cases. More research is suggested in this area of study especially in encouraging report and prosecution.