CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE – CRIMINAL LIABILITY/RESPONSIBILITY – Criminal responsibility for any excess force applied by person(s) authorized by law to use force


“In any case, the law makes the Appellant criminally responsible for any excess force applied. By Section 305 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap.38, Vol.2, Laws of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, 2000, states thus, “any person authorized by law to use force is criminally responsible for any excess, according to the nature and quality of the act which constitutes the excess.” Per MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI, JSC in AKPAKPAN v. STATE (2021-LCER-40459-SC) (Pp 31 – 31 Paras D – F)

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