Friday, 2 December 2011

Electronic Evidence in Nigerian Evidence Act 2011

Perhaps, the most important element in the new Nigerian Evidence Act 2011 is the introduction of electronic evidence. Section 84 of the Nigerian Evidence Act 2011 provides:

Admissibility of Statements in Documents Produced by Computers

      84. (1) In any proceeding a statement contained in a document produced by a computer shall be admissible as evidence of any fact stated in it of which direct oral evidence would be admissible. if it is shown that the conditions in subsection (2) of this section are satisfied in relation to the statement and computer in question.

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