Dauda Ridwan Sarumi
Adebayo Muslimah Adebayo
Information Technology (IT) has brought the world into an era of highly advanced technology. We are now in the age of borderless transactions, electronic transactions and swift transfer of information.
These digital developments have redefined the pattern of legal practices in the world. It is therefore necessary that the law keeps pace with these modern developments, especially in relation to the admissibility of evidence generated through computer and other technological devices.
Thus, this article aims at examining the concept of electronic evidence under both Nigerian and Islamic law using a library-based research methodology. By implication, the article explains the meaning of electronic evidence and the conditions requisite for its admissibility in Nigeria through the Evidence Act, 2011. The perspective of Islamic law is also covered in this article, especially on the admissibility of electronic evidence.
It is our conclusion after the comparative study of the position of the two legal systems that Islamic law also has robust provision for the admissibility of electronic evidence, including methods of authenticating it from any form of manipulation.
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