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Good day,
Thanks for the articles that have been posted, its been really insightful.

Please i need a clarification on what the law says on “Attempt on life”.
Cos we have a scenario: The police arrested someone on the basis that he was accused for an attempt of life, by another Person (B) and He was taken to the Police Station for questioning, however there was no evidence shown to him to make the claims or accusation valid and this person was detained and the relative was told to bail the person before he is released. Please i need a clarification on what the law says about situations like this.

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Hello,

Thank you for contacting us. Since the individual is in police custody for a crime as serious as ‘attempted murder’, we suggest that the best course of action would be to contact a lawyer to find out what the charge is. The police can only arrest an individual when there has been a complaint filed, or when there is the suspicion of commission of an offence, or they have caught the person during the commission of an offence. The lawyer will find out what evidence exists and then advise you properly.

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