The aim of the thesis is to make a comparative study of the defence of provocation in Nigeria and Sudan. Provocation as a defence attracted criticism from many writers directed to the concept of a reasonable man and the doctrine of proportionality.
In this comparative study, I examined the differences between the Criminal Code applicable in the South and the penal code applicable in the North.
This thesis is divided into five chapters.
The introductory chapter is about the historical background and definition of the doctrine of provocation in Nigeria.
Chapter III examined the defence of provocation under Nigerian Law and showed the differences between the two codes and when their departure from the English Common Law; in Chapter III I examined the defence of provocation under Sudanese Law, In Chapter IV I examined the provocation as a defence to offerees other than homicide – a comparative study.
Chapter V is about the test of provocating, i.e. the test of a reasonable man. The conclusion is about the future of provocation in Nigeria, i.e. a critical appraisal of the Law of provocation in Nigeria.The Defence of Provocation in Nigeria Amd the Sudan - A Comparative Study