LEARN MORE ABOUT FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS

DID YOU KNOW THAT…?

You cannot be punished for an act not punishable under any law in Nigeria.

Section 36(12) of the 1999 Constitution:

‘Subject as otherwise provided by this Constitution, a person shall not be convicted of a criminal offence unless that offence is defined and the penalty, therefore, is prescribed in a written law, and in this subsection, a written law refers to an Act of the National Assembly or a Law of a State, any subsidiary legislation or instrument under the provisions of a law.’

 

Do you also know that you have a right to remain silent when arrested until you see a lawyer? Learn more here!

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