Section 251 Evidence Act 2011

Section 251 Evidence Act 2011

Section 251 Evidence Act 2011 is titled ‘Wrongful admission or exclusion of evidence‘. It is under Part XIV (WRONGFUL ADMISSION AND REJECTION OF EVIDENCE) of the Act. It states as follows:

(1) The wrongful admission of evidence shall not of itself be a ground for the reversal of any decision in any case where it shall appear to the court on appeal that the evidence so admitted cannot reasonably be held to have affected the decision and that such decision would have been the same if such evidence had not been admitted.

(2) The wrongful exclusion of evidence shall not of itself be a ground for the reversal of any decision in any case if it shall appear to the court on appeal that had the evidence excluded been admitted it may reasonably be held that the decision would have been the same.

(3) In this section the term “decision” includes a judgment, order, finding or verdict.

Published by

Inioluwa Olaposi

Hi, there. I'm Inioluwa, founder of LawHub NG. I study Law at Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. And I am interested in entrepreneurship and human development. Contact me at Inioluwa@lawhub.com.ng.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.