Contempt of court

An article which scandalises a court amounts to contempt of court.

Ebhodaghe v. Okoye [2004] 18 NWLR (Pt. 905) 472 at 501 para. B, per Oguntade, J.S.C.:

 
“An article or publication in a newspaper which scandalises or is calculated to bring the court into disrepute amounts to contempt.”

Blogger’s Note:

You can read the full Judgment here.
The law will not allow the courts or Judges to be ridiculed. It is not good for the image of the judiciary and for the justice system in general. There are legal consequences for being in contempt of court. It is a criminal conduct.
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