THE DEFENCE OF PROVOCATION IN NIGERIA AMD THE SUDAN A COMPARATIVE STUDY

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THE DEFENCE OF PROVOCATION IN NIGERIA AMD THE SUDAN A COMPARATIVE STUDY

Abstract:

The aim of this then is is to make a comparative study of the defence of provocation in Nigeria and the Sudan. Provocation as a defence attracted criticism by many writers directed to the concept of a reasonable man and the doctrine of proportionality. In this comparative study I examined the differences between the Criminal Code which is applicable in the South and the penal code applicable in the North. This thesis is divided into five chapters. The introductory chapter is about the historical background and definition of the doctrine of provocation in Nigeria. In Chapter III examined the defence of provocation under the Nigerian Law and showed the differences between the two codes and when there departure from the English Common Law, In Chapter III I examined the defence of provocation under the Sudanese Law, Tn Chapter IV I examined the provocation as a defence to offerees other than homicide – a comparative study. Chapter V is about the test of provocate i.e. the test of a reasonable man. The conclusion is about the future of provocation in Nigeria i.e. a critical appraisal of the Law of provocation in Nigeria

TABLE OF CONTENT

Title Page———i

Certification——–ii

Dedication———iii

Acknowledgement——-iv

Abstract ———vi

Table of Content——–vii

Chapter One

1.0 Introduction ——-1

1.1 Statement of Problem——4

1.2 Purpose of the Study——5

1.3 Significance of Study——8

1.4 Limitation——–9

1.5 Scope of Study——-11

Chapter Two

2.0 Review of Related Literature —-12

2.6 Summary of Literature Review—- 19

Chapter Three

3.0 Research Methodology and Procedure—22

3.1 Population ——–22

3.2 Sample and Sampling Technique—-22

3.3 Validation of the Instrument —-23

3.4 Reliability of the Instrument —–23

3.5 Data Analysis——-23

Chapter Four

4.0 Presentation and Discussion of Result—24

4.1 Analysis and interpretaion of Data—25

4.2 Discussion of Results——38

Chapter Five

5.0 Summary, Conclusion and Recommendation –40

5.1 Summary——–40

5.2 Conclusion——–41

5.3 Recommendation——42

References ———45

Appendix 1——–47

Appendix ———50

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