Crime suspects and the legality of media parade in Nigeria

In this article is tackled the question of the legality or otherwise of revealing the identity of suspects through media parade, prior to when the suspect is charged with a crime in court. Its focus is on the legal system of Nigeria. It claims that suspects of crime and criminality suffer character assassination, while being paraded before the media even before they are found guilty by the court.  If the media report a suspect of crime by a means of showing the face or mentioning his name on the newspaper, an expert argued that it is as good as convicting the suspect in the eye of the public. He continued that such is fundamentally wrong because it is only a court that can pronounce suspect guilty and convict an accused person.

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