Section 9 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria. Mode of execution immaterial

When a person counsels another to commit an offence, and an offence is actually committed after such counsel by the person to whom it is given, it is immaterial whether the offence actually committed is the same as that counselled or a different one, provided in either case that the facts constituting the offence actually committed are a probable consequence of carrying out the counsel.

In either case, the person who gave the counsel is deemed to have counselled the other person to commit the offence actually committed by him.

Section 9 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria

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