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Admissibility of Computer-Generated Evidence Under Nigeria's (New) Evidence Act, 2011
International Journal of Legal Information (2012)
  • Kamoru Taiwo Lawal
  • Olayinka Silas Akinwumi
Abstract

The Law of Evidence is concerned primarily with the manner by which facts in issue in any given case are proved and the means by which evidence thereof may be given at the trial of an action. 4 Evidence may be given in any proceedings of every fact in issue and of such other facts which are relevant. 5 The only condition for admissibility of evidence is relevancy. 6 Nonetheless, whether a particular fact can be proved or disproved by any particular means is a matter of law, not a matter of logic or common sense. 7 The province of the law of evidence is two-fold: first, to lay down rules as to what matter is or is not admissible for the purpose of establishing facts in dispute, and second, as to the manner in which such matter may be placed before the court. 8 The general principle governing the law of evidence is that all evidence which is sufficiently relevant to an issue before the court is admissible and all evidence that is not relevant is inadmissible in evidence. A court faced with the problem of the determination of a suit before it can only solve such problem after making an inquiry into the relevant facts of the case as put before it by the parties, is drawing inferences from those facts.

Keywords
  • Computer Evidence,
  • Computer Generated,
  • Procedure,
  • Hearsay
Publication Date
Winter 2012
Citation Information
Kamoru Taiwo Lawal and Olayinka Silas Akinwumi. "Admissibility of Computer-Generated Evidence Under Nigeria's (New) Evidence Act, 2011" International Journal of Legal Information Vol. 40 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kamoru_lawal/4/