Section 257 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria. Erroneous sentence or process or warrant

If the sentence was passed, or the process was issued, by a court (including a native tribunal) having jurisdiction under any circumstances to pass such a sentence or to issue such process, or if the warrant was issued by a court (including a customary and an area court) or judicial officer or other person having authority in any circumstances to issue such a warrant, it is immaterial whether the court or judicial officer or person had or had not authority to pass the sentence or issue the process or warrant in the particular case; unless the person executing the same knows that the sentence or process or warrant, was in fact passed or issued without authority.

Section 257 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria

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