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Information and communication technology, cyber crime and the administration of criminal justice system in Nigeria.

Alhaji, Baba Kura; Hassan, A.S.; Mohammed, Jamilu Ibn


Baba Kura Alhaji

A.S. Hassan


Information and Communication Technology (ICT) refers to technologies that provide access to information through telecommunications. ICT covers any product that will store, retrieve, manipulate, transmit or receive information electronically in a digital form such as personal computers, digital television and robots. Other products include the internet, emails, wireless networks, cell phones and other means of communication. Cybercrimes, on the other hand, include offences that are committed against individuals or groups of individuals with a criminal motive to intentionally harm the reputation of the victim directly or indirectly, using modern telecommunication networks. Nigeria is confronted with the challenges of cybercrimes and the problems of weak administration of the criminal justice system. However, the coming into force of two important laws in 2015 is a pointer to the fact that the menace of cybercrime in Nigeria are about to be contained. This paper while giving an overview of the nexus between these two new laws examines how their application will bring about the speedy dispensation of justice as well as a cybercrime free society.


ALHAJI, B.K., HASSAN, A.S. and MOHAMMED, J.I. 2016. Information and communication technology, cybercrime and the administration of criminal justice system in Nigeria. In Yusuf, Y.M. (ed.) Current themes on Nigerian law and practice. Maiduguri: University of Maiduguri, Chapter 25, pages 416-431.

Publication Date Dec 31, 2016
Deposit Date Dec 7, 2021
Publicly Available Date Dec 7, 2021
Publisher University of Maiduguri
Pages 416-431
Book Title Current themes on Nigerian law and practice
Chapter Number Chapter 25
ISBN 9789586288
Keywords Information an communication technology (ICT); Cybercrimes; Criminal justice system; Nigeria; Law
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