Section 251-254 Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 NG

Section 251-254 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015

Section 251, 252, 253, and 254 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 is under PART 26 (WITNESSES: EXPENSES) of the Act.

Section 251 Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015

Expenses of witnesses for the prosecution

Where a person attends court as a state witness, the witness shall been titled to payment of such reasonable expenses as may be prescribed.

Section 252 Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015

Expenses of witnesses for the defence

Where a person attends court as a witness to give evidence for the defence, the court may in its discretion on application order payment by the Registrar to such witness of court such sums of money, as it may deem reasonable and sufficient to compensate the witness for the expenses he reasonably incurred in attending the court.

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Section 253 Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015

Adjournment may be granted subject to witnesses costs

The court may permit, on application of a party for an adjournment of the proceedings, and in so doing, may order the party seeking the adjournment to pay to a witness present in court and whose evidence it has not been possible to take owing to the adjournment such sum in the amount payable to a witness in accordance with section 251 and 252 of this Act, or such sum as the court may fix.

Section 254 Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015

Ascertainment of witnesses expenses

The amount of the expenses payable to a witness pursuant to sections 251 and 252 of this Act shall be processed and paid by the Registrar of the Court to the witness out of the relevant vote as appropriated by the Judiciary.

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