Law and Judicial Application of Digital Forensic Evidence in Nigeria

Felix E. Eboibi, Inetimi Mac-Barango


The development of information & communication technology has left the Nigerian polity to the application of technology infrastructure to daily activities. In essence, disputes arising from these activities may ordinarily not be effectively settled without applying electronic evidence in proceedings before the courts. The skills and knowledge of electronic evidence require the ingenuity of forensic experts or examiners for the purpose of bridging the gap that may arise in the mind of the courts. Does the Nigerian Law accept forensic expert evidence? Is every evidence expert evidence? Are there set down conditions before the courts for forensic expert evidence to be accepted or applied to proceedings before the courts? What nature of cases requires forensic evidence? This paper  will  demonstrate how  information and communication technology has resulted in the application of digital devices by Nigerians and the nature of the impact it  has .

Keywords: Digital Forensics Evidence, Forensics Examiners, Digital Forensics Experts, Law, Judicial application

DOI: 10.7176/JLPG/96-08

Publication date: April 30th 2020

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