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Title:Criminal homicide in Western Nigeria, 1966-1972
Author:Bienen, Leigh
Year:1974
Periodical:Journal of African Law
Volume:18
Issue:1
Pages:57-78
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subject:homicide
Abstract:The criminal code in Western Nigeria is almost entirely British; it is applied by Nigerian judges to Nigerian accused who are counselled by Nigerian lawyers. The criminal processes are unfamiliar to most people. The author describes the way in which criminal homicide was handled by Western Nigerian legal institutions during six years. Sections: Introduction - Summary of findings - Background - Incidence of homicide - Homicide law and procedure in Western Nigeria - Previous studies of homicide - Research method - Data regarding 205 accused - Analysis of 114 cases - Data regarding 114 victims - Conclusion. Tables; notes.
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