Section 56 Evidence Act 2011
Section 56 Evidence Act 2011 is titled ‘Certificates of Central Bank officers as evidence in criminal cases‘. It is under Part IV (HEARSAY, OPINION AND CHARACTER EVIDENCE: RELEVANCE AND ADMISSIBILITY) of the Act. It states as follows:
Where in criminal proceedings, a certificate purports to be signed by an officer of the
Central Bank of Nigeria who himself adds after his signature the words “duly authorised by
the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria” it shall be accepted by all courts and persons a sufficient evidence of the facts stated in the certificate, and no certificate shall be questioned
on the ground only of the authorisation: but subject to this, section 55 (3) shall have effect
with regard to any such certificate.