The Common Object of the Parties in the Process of Crime Commission: A Critical Analysis

A.O Filani


This paper analyses the principle of common object as one of the principles invoked in the determination of group liability. It examines the problem of the application of the principle in Northern States of Nigeria, India and the importation of the principle to Southern States of Nigeria and Uganda by the judiciary. The paper highlights areas of overlap and distinction between the principles of common object and common intention. The paper recommends that great care and caution must be taken in the application of the principle in order to avoid confusion, especially, in the Southern States of Nigeria and Uganda where there is no statutory provision for the principle.

Keywords: Common Object, Common Intention, Crime, Offence and Court.

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