This is the third edition of this book. The book was first published in 2003 and later in 2010. The need to review the second edition of this book stemmed from the enactment of a new Evidence Act by the National Assembly in 2011. The Evidence Act, No. 18 of 2011 expressly repealed the existing Evidence Act, Cap. E14, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004
Evidence Act Annotated with Cases
The New Evidence act although retained some of the old provisions such as section 31, introduced new provisions which cover issues which were not cover by the old act. Such new provisions includes improperly obtained evidence under section 14 and 15, hearsay rule under sections 37 and 38, conviction as evidence in civil proceeding under section 63, computer generated documents under section 84, conflicting affidavit under section 116, presumption of marriage under section 166 to mention but few.
Like the old edition, this book explains each section of the Evidence act including the new sections with key cases. It is my utmost believes that this book will assists students, law teachers and legal