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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the cases for which one can access legal aid?


These are set out in the First Schedule to the Act. In brief,


A.        Any capital offence;

B.        Manslaughter;

C.        Infanticide;

D.        Concealment of birth;

E.         Rape;

F.         All indictable offences where the person is charged is a minor;

G.        All family matters with the exception of divorce;

H.        Matters arising under the Tenantries Freehold Purchase Act, Security of Tenure of Small Holdings Act and tenantries control;

I.          Applications under section 24 of the Constitution;

J.         Applications for writ of Habeus Corpus ad Subjiciendum.

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