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ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT, 2015
This Act provides for the administration of criminal justice system which promotes efficient management of criminal justice institutions. speedy dispensation of justice, protection of the society from crimes and protection of the rights and interest of the suspect, the defendant and victims in Nigeria.
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
PART 1 -PRELIMINARY
PART 2 -ARREST, BAIL AND PREVENTIVE JUSTICE
3. Arrest generally.
4. Mode of arrest.
5. No unnecessary restraint.
6. Notification of cause of arrest and rights of suspect.
7. Arrest in lieu prohibited.
8. Humane treatment of arrested suspect.
9. Search of arrested suspect.
10. Inventory of property of arrested suspect.
11. Examination of arrested suspect.
12. Search of place entered by suspect sought to be arrested.
13. Power to break out of a house or place for purpose of liberation.
14. Arrested suspect to be taken immediately to police station.
15. Recording of arrests.
16. Central Criminal Records Registry.
17. Recording of statement of suspects.
18. Arrest by police officer without warrant.
19. Refusal to give name and residence.
20. Arrest by private persons.
21. Arrest by owner of property.
22. Arrest of suspect doing damage to public property.
23. Handing over of an arrested suspect by private person.
24. Offence committed in presence of Judge or Magistrate.
25. Arrest by Magistrate.
26. Arrest for offence committed in presence of Judge, Magistrate or Justice of the Peace.
27. When public is bound to assist in arrest.
28. Pursuit of suspect into other jurisdictions.
29. Quarterly report of arrests to the Attorney-General.
30. Release on bail of a suspect arrested without warrant.
31. Power to release on bail before charge is accepted.
32. Remedy of suspect detained in custody.
33. Police to report to supervising Magistrates.
4. Chief Magistrate to visit police stations every month.
PART 3 – WARRA.NTS
35. General authority to issue warrant.
36. Form and requisites of warrant of arrest.
37. Warrant to be issued on complaint only if on oath.
38. Warrant may be issued on any day.
39. Warrant, to whom directed and duration.
40. Warrant of arrest may in exceptional cases be directed to other persons.
41. Public summons for person absconding.
42. Publication of public summons.
43. Execution of warrant and procedure.
44. Power to arrest on warrant but without-the warrant.
45. Court may direct particulars of security to be taken on execution of warrant.
46. Procedure on arrest of suspect outside division or district of court issuing warrant.
47. Warrant issued by the Federal High Court.
48. Re-arrest of suspect escaping.
49. Provisions of sections 12 and 13 to apply to arrests under section 48.
PART 4- PREVENTION OF OFFENCES AND SECURITY FOR GOOD BEHAVIOUR
50. Police to prevent offences and injury to public property.
51. Information of design to commit offence.
52. Arrest by police to prevent offences.
53. Prevention by other public officers of offences and injury to public property.
54. Power of Magistrate to require execution of recognizance for keeping peace
55. Security for good behaviour for suspected persons.
56. Security for good behaviour for habitual offenders.
57. Order to be made.
58. Procedure in respect of suspect present in court.
59. Summons or warrant in case of suspect not present.
60. Copy of order under section 59 to accompany summons or warrant.
61. Power to dispense with personal attendance.
62. Inquiry as to truth of information.
63. Order to give security.
64. Discharge of suspect informed against.
PART 5 – PROCEEDING IN ALL CASES SUBSEQUENT TO ORDER TO FURNISH SECURITY
65. Commencement of period for which security is required.
66. Conditions of recognizance.
67. Power to reject sureties.
68. Procedure on failure of suspect to give security.
69. Power to release suspect imprisoned for failure to give security.
70. Power of High Court to cancel recognizance.
71. Discharge of sureties.
PART 6- PUBLIC NUISANCE
72. Conditional order for removal of nuisance.
73. Service of order.
74. Suspect to whom order is addressed to obey or appear before court.
75. Consequences of failure to obey order or to appear.
76. Procedure where suspect appears.
77. Consequences of disobedience to order made absolute.
78. Order pending inquiry.
79. Prohibition of repetition or continuance of nuisance.
PART 7 – ATTACHMENT WHERE A PERSON DISOBEYS SUMMONS OR WARRANT
80. Attachment of property of suspect absconding.
81. Order to attach property.
82. Restoration of attached property.
83. Issue of warrant in lieu of or in addition to summons.
84. Power to take bond for appearance.
85. Provisions of this Part generally applicable to summons and warrant.
PART 8 – PROVISIONS RELATING TO CRIMINAL TRIALS AND INQUIRIES IN GENERAL
86. Application of Part 8.
87. General authority to bring suspect before a court.
88. Right of making complaint.
89. Form of complaint.
90 Form of documents in criminal proceedings.
91. Rule as to statement of exception.
92. Limitation of period for making a private complaint.
PART 9 – PLACE OF TRIAL OR INQUIRY
93. Venue generally.
94. Offence at sea or outside of Nigeria.
95. Offence committed on a journey.
96. Offence commenced and completed in different States.
97. Chief Judge to decide question as to court of inquiry or place of trial.
98. Chief Judge may transfer a case.
99. When cases may be remitted to another court.
100. Removal under warrant.
101. Transfer of case where cause of complaint has arisen out of jurisdiction of court.
102. Court may assume jurisdiction under certain conditions.
103. Assumption of jurisdiction after commencement of proceedings.
PART 10 -POWERS OF THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL
104. Information by the Attorney-General.
105. Issuance of legal advice and other directives to police.
106. Prosecution of offences.
PART II – CONTROL OF CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS BY THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL
107. Discontinuance of criminal cases.
108. Withdrawals from prosecution in trials and inquiries before a court.
PART 12 – INSTITUTION OF PROCEEDINGS
109. Different methods of instituting criminal proceedings.
110. Mode of instituting criminal proceedings in a Magistrate court.
111. Returns by Comptroller-General of Prisons.
PART 13 – FIRST INFORMATION REPORT
112. Procedure for receiving complaint and first information report.
PART 14-ENFORCING APPEARANCE OF SUSPECT
113. Compelling appearance of a suspect.
114. Summons and wan-ants.
115. Making of complaint and issue of process.
PART 15 – ISSUE, FORM AND SERVICE OF SUMMONS
116. Issue and service
117. Issue of summons and contents.
118. Hearing by consent before return date of summons.
119. Summons with immediate return date in special circumstances.
120. Discretion in ex parte application.
121. Summons to be in duplicate.
122. Service of summons.
123. Normal methods of effecting service,
124. Service where person summoned cannot be found.
125. Service on public officers.
126. Service outside jurisdiction of court.
127. Proof of service when serving officer not present .
128. Receipt of service of summons.
129. Person refusing to sign receip1 may be arrested.
130. Proof of service.
131. Summons disobeyed, warrant may be issued.
132. Issue of warrant for suspect in the first instance.
133. Application of sections 35 to 4 7 to such warrant.
134. Warrant may be issued before or after return date of summons.
135. Power to dispense with personal attendance of defendant in certain cases.
PART 16-MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS REGARDING PROCESS
136. Irregularity in summons, warrant, service, or arrest.
137. Irregularities which vitiate proceedings.
138. Variance between charge and complaint.
139. Process valid notwithstanding death or vacation of office of person issuing.
PART 17 – SAVING OF VALIDITY OF PROCESS
140. Validity of process: warrant of commitment and warrant of distress.
141. General addressee of process for issue and execution.
142. Certain provisions applicable to all summonses and warrants in criminal matters.
PART 18- SEARCH \VARRANTS
143. Application for search warrant
144. Cases in which search warrants may be issued.
145. Discharge of suspected person.
146. Search warrant to be signed by Magistrate or Justice of the Peace.
147. Search warrant to whom directed.
148. Time when search warrant may be issued and executed.
149. Person in charge of closed place to allow access.
150. Occupant of place searched may attend.
151. Execution of search warrant outside jurisdiction.
152. Magistrate may direct search in his presence.
153. Detention of articles recovered.
154. Perishable articles may be disposed of by court.
155. Search for and disposal of gunpowder.
156. Disposal of counterfeit currency and certain other thing.
157. Transmission to court of other State.
PART 19 – BAIL AND RECOGNIZANCE: GENERALLY
158. General entitlement to bail.
159. Power of court to order person in custody to be brought before it.
160. Recognizance by parent or guardian of a child.
161. Bail where a suspect is charged with capital offence.
162. Bail where a defendant is charged with offence exceeding three years imprisonment. l
163. Bail where a defendant is charged with offence not exceeding three years imprisonment.
164. Bail in respect of matters in other offences.
165. Conditions for bail.
166. Recognizance in respect of a child.
168. Judge may vary bail fixed by Magistrate or police.
169. Reconsideration of bail.
170. Before whom recognizance may be executed.
171. Release on execution of recognizance.
172. Mode of entering into recognizance.
173. Continuous bail.
174. Defendant bound by recognizance to appear before a court or police may be committed to prison.
175. Reconsideration of amount of bail on application by law officer or police.
176. Variation of a recognizance if surety unsuitable.
177. Discharge of sureties.
178. Order of fresh security upon original order.
179. Forfeiture of recognizance.
180. Mitigation of forfeiture.
181. Where defendant fails to find surety.
182. Forfeiture on conviction.
183. Where recognizance forfeited warrant may be issued.
184. Arrest on failure to appear.
185. Payment on recognizance.
187. Registration of bondsperson.
188. Bondspersons may arrest absconding defendant or suspect.
PART 20–PROPERTY AND PERSONS
189. Methods of stating multiple ownership of property.
190. Description of persons in criminal process.
191. Remedies of married woman against her husband and others in respect of her person or property.
192. Husband and wife competent as witnesses.
PART21 – THE CHARGE
193. Forms of charges in Second Schedule to be used and adapted.
194. Offence to be stated in charge.
195. Legal presumption of charge.
196. Particulars in charge.
197. Charge of criminal breach of trust.
198. Charge of criminal falsification of accounts.
199. Charge may contain the manner in which the offence was committed.
200. Sense of words used in charge.
201. Description of property and joint owners.
202. Description of bank or currency notes.
203. Provision as to statutory offences.
204. Description of persons.
205. Description of document.
206. General rule as to description.
207. Statement of intent.
208. Defendants who may be charged jointly.
209. Separate charges for distinct offences.
210. Attempt same as substantive offences.
211. Trial for more than one offence.
212. Offences falling within two definitions.
213. Acts constituting one offence but constituting a different offence when combined.
214. Where it is doubtful which offence has been committed.
215. Incidental offences in the same transaction.
PART 22 – ALTERATION OR AMENDMENT OF CHARGES
216. Alteration and amendment of charge by permission of court.
217. Procedure on alteration of charge.
218. When court may proceed with trial immediately after altering, adding to or framing charge.
219. Recall of witnesses when charge is revised.
220. Effect of error.
221. Objection to a charge.
222. Effect of material error.
PART 23 – CONVICTION WHEN CHARGED WITH ONE OF SEVERAL OFFENCES OR OF ANOTHER OFFENCE
223. Where defendant charged with one offence may be convicted of another.
224. Full offence charged, attempt proved.
225. Attempt charged, full offence proved.
226. Liability as to further prosecution.
227. On charge of an offence conviction as accessory after the fact to that or connected offence may follow.
228. Defendant tried for lesser offence but a higher offence is proved.
229. Conviction of kindred offences relating to property.
230. Defendant charged with burglary may be convicted of kindred offence.
231. On charge of rape conviction under defilement, incest, unnatural or indecent assault may follow.
232. Procedure for trial on charge for certain offences.
233. On charge of defilement conviction of indecent assault may follow.
234. Where murder or infanticide is charged and concealment of birth is proved
235. Where murder is charged and infanticide is proved.
236. Where offence proved is not included in offence charged.
237. Withdrawal of remaining charges on conviction or, one of several charges.
PART 24 – PREVIOUS ACQUITTALS OR CONVICTION
238. Defendant convicted or acquitted not to be tried again for same or kindred offence.
239. A defendant may be tried again on separate charge in certain cases
240. Consequences supervening or not known at previous trial.
PART 25 – WITNESSES: COMPELLING ATTENDANCE AND TAKING OF OATH OR MAKING OF AFFIRMATION
241. Issue of summons for witness.
242. Service of summons and other processes on witnesses
243. Warrant for witness after summons.
244. Issue of warrant for witness.
245. Mode of dealing with witness arrested under warrant.
246. Penalty on witnesses refusing to attend.
247. Non-attendance of witness on adjourned hearing.
248. Persons in court may be required to give evidence though summoned.
249. Manner of taking oath or affirmation.
250. Witness refusing to be sworn, or produce documents.
PART 26 – WITNESSES: EXPENSES
251. Expenses of witnesses for the prosecution.
252 Expenses of witnesses for the defence.
253 Adjournment may be granted subject to witnesses’ costs.
254 Ascertainment of witnesses’ expenses.
PART 27 -EXAMINATION OF WITNESSES
255 Application of the Evidence Act.
256 Power to call or recall witnesses.
257 Certificates of certain government technical officers.
258 Right of reply.
259 Public to have access to hearing.
260 Court may exclude certain persons while taking evidence of a child or young person.
261 Order under section 259 or 260 not to apply to press and certain others.
262 Prohibition on children being present in court during the trial of other persons.
263 Visit by court to locus.
264 Determination of age.
265 Age in relation to offences.
266 Presence of defendant at trial.
267 Conduct of cases by legal practitioner for complainant or for defendant.
268 General control of prosecution by the Attorney-General.
269 Position in court of person summoned.
PART 28- PLEA BARGAIN AND PLEA GENERALLY
270 Plea bargain guidelines.
271 Plea to information or charge.
272 Proof of previous conviction.
273. Effect of plea of not guilty.
274. Effect of plea of guilty.
275. Amending charge where defendant pleads guilty to offence not charged.
276. Failure to plead due to malice or otherwise.
277. Pleas: autrefois acquit or convict, pardon.
PART 29 – PERSONS OF UNSOUND MIND
278. Procedure when defendant is suspected to be of unsound min
279. Report from medical officer.
280. Certificate of medical officer. -.
281. Release of defendant of unsound mind pending investigation or trial.
282. Resumption of proceedings or trial.
283. Resumption of proceedings after release under section 281.
284. Where defendant appears to have been of unsound mind.
285. Safe custody of defendant discharged.
286. Order of the Attorney-General in pursuance to section 285.
287. Observation of prisoners of unsound mind. .
288. Procedure when defendant of unsound mind is reported to be able to make his defence.
289. Procedure where defendant of unsound mind is reported fit for discharge.
290. Transfer from one place of custody to another.
291. Delivery of defendant of unsound mind to care of relative.
292. Removal to another State.
PART 30- DETENTION TIME LIMITS
293. Applications for remand or other interlocutory proceedings.
294. A court may remand in prison custody.
295. Court may grant bail in remand proceedings.
296. Time and protocol for remand orders.
297. When court may exercise power of remand.
298. Court may bring up person remanded or make any order during remand.
299. Place of remand.
PART 31 – PRESENTATION OF CASE BY PROSECUTION AND DEFENCEAND CONCLUSION OF TRIAL
300. Presentation of case for prosecution.
301. Defendant’s case.
302. No case submission at the instance of the court.
303. No case submission by the defence and replies.
304. Defence and prosecutor’s right of reply,
305. Reference to the Court of Appeal.
306. Stay of proceedings.
307. Consideration of case by court and announcement of finding.
308. Judgment to be in writing.
309. Defendant to be discharged where found not guilty.
310. Procedure on finding of guilty.
311. Sentence and sentencing hearing.
312. Recommendation for mercy.
313. Conviction on other charges pending.
314. Compensation to victim in judgment.
315. Delivery of judgment when Judge or Magistrate is unavoidably absent.
316. Warrant of commitment.
317. Authority for carrying out sentence other than of death.
318. Error or omission not to affect legality of act.
PART 32- COSTS, COMPENSATION, DAMAGES AND RESTITUTION
319. Power of court to order payment of expenses or compensation
320. Payment to be taken into consideration in subsequent civil suit.
321. Power of court to order restitution.
322. Cost against private prosecutor.
323. Compensation in cases of false and vexatious accusation .
324. Injured person may refuse to accept compensation, but payment of compensation is bar to further liability.
325. Monies paid as compensation, recoverable as fines .
326. Warrant for levy of fine.
327. Powers of court when convict is sentenced to only fine.
328. Wrongful conversion or detention of property and award of damages.
PART 33 – CUSTODY, DISPOSAL RESTORATION OF PROPERTY
329. Meaning of “property”.
330. Order for custody and disposal of property pending trial
331. Order for disposal of property after trial.
332. Custody or sale of property .
PART 34 – SEIZURE, FORFEITURE, CONFISCATION AND DESTRUCTION OF INSTRUMENTALITY OF CRIME
333. Seizure of things intended to be used in commission of crime.
334. Destruction of seditious, prohibited or obscene publications and of obscene objects.
335. Search warrant may be used to search for things subject to section 333 or 334.
336. Restoration of possession of immovable property.
337. Procedure on seizure of property taken during arrest or investigation or stolen
338. Procedure where owner of property seized is unknown.
339. Power to sell perishable property.
340. Payment to innocent person of money found on defendant .
341. Restitution and disposition of property found on defendant.
342. Restitution of stolen property .
343. Destruction of articles relating to counterfeiting where charge is laid.
344 Destruction of articles relating to counterfeiting where no charge is laid.
345. Detention and destruction of counterfeit currency, etc.
346. Mode of dealing with forfeiture not pecuniary.
PART 35 – SUMMARY PROCEDURE IN PERJURY
347. Summary procedure in perjury.
PART 36 – TRIALS AND SUMMARY TRIALS GENERALLY
349. Non-appearance and non-representation of legal practitioner.
350. When summary trials shall be held.
351. Non-appearance of complainant.
352. Non-appearance of defendant.
353. Non-appearance of both parties.
354. Appearance of both parties.
355. Withdrawal of complaint.
356. Manner of hearing.
357. Discharge of defendant when no case to answer.
359. Process for compelling production of evidence at instance of defendant.
360. Saving as to section 358 (a).
361. Evidence in reply.
362. Power to take deposition in certain cases.
363. When statement may be used in evidence.
364. Notes of evidence to be recorded electronically or in writing.
365. Local inspection.
366. Cross complaints.
367. Joinder of complaints.
368. Giving of decision upon conclusion of hearing.
369. Power to bind parties to be of good behavior.
370. Effect of judgment of dismissal on merits, not on merits and without prejudice.
371. Summary trial of child by Magistrate.
372. Power to remand.
373. Law officer may require case to be adjourned or dealt with specially.
374. Adjournment for law officer’s decision.
375. Security for peace in cases tried summarily.
376. Case files, legal advice, and related proceedings.
PART 37 – TRIALS BY WAY OF INFORMATION
377. Form of information
378. Contents of information.
379. Contents of information, proof of evidence, etc.
380. Application of rules relating to charges.
381. Filing of information,
382. Assignment of information and issuance of notice of trial.
383. Information by private person.
384. Conditions for private prosecutors.
386. Change of venue.
387. Effect-of change of venue.
388. Form of notice of trial.
389. Copy of information and notice of trial to be delivered to Sheriff.
390. Time and mode of summoning parties on information.
391. Service of notice of trial on witnesses.
392. Registered courier companies may serve processes.
393. Return of service.
394. Warrant where defendant does not appear.
395. Law officer or legal practitioner for State and defence in capital cases.
396. Time for raising certain objections, day-to-day trial and adjournments.
397. Attendance of witness bound by recognizance to attend.
398. Warrant for arrest of witness not attending on recognizance.
399. Warrant for arrest of witness disobeying summons,
400. Fine for non-attendance of witness.
PART 38 – PROVISIONS RELATING TO SENTENCE OF DEATH
401. Construction of provisions relating to punishments.
403. How death sentence is to be carried out.
404. Sentencing in the case of pregnancy.
405. Sentencing in the case of a child offender.
406. Authority for detention of convict.
407. Judge’s certificate of death sentence to be sufficient and full authority for execution of convict, unless be is pardoned or reprieved.
408. Steps to be taken by the Registrar.
409. Convict may send request to committee on prerogative of mercy.
410. State at which President is to consider report.
411. Where a pardon or reprieve is granted.
412. Copy of order to be sent to Judge.
413. Where pardon or reprieve is not granted.
414. Copy of order to be sent to prison official.
PART 39 – PROCEDURE WHERE WOMAN CONVICTED OF CAPITAL OFFENCE IS ALLEGED TO BE PREGNANT
415. Procedure where woman convicted of capital offence is alleged to be pregnant or who becomes pregnant.
PART 40 – SENTENCING GENERALLY OTHER THAN CAPITAL SENTENCE
416. Court to determine term of imprisonment.
417. Power to order detention for one day in precincts of the court.
418. Consecutive sentence of imprisonment.
419. Date from which sentence commences.
420. Default in payment of fine.
421. Execution of sentence on escaped convict
422. Fine in default of imprisonment
423. General provision on review of sums of amount.
424. General power of awarding imprisonment in default of payment of penalty.
425. Scale of imprisonment for non-payment of money ordered to be paid.
426. Limitation of imprisonment in default of payment of fine.
427. Payment and allocation of fines and fees.
428. Power to commit defendant in certain cases.
429. Allowance of further time and payment by instalments.
430. Payment of penalty to person executing warrant.
431. Commencement of imprisonment pursuant to a warrant.
432. Varying or discharging order for sureties.
433. Right of person imprisoned in default to be released on paying sum and effect of part payment.
234. Fines may be ordered to be recoverable by distress.
435. Warrant of distress.
436 Procedure on the execution of distress warrant.
437. Part payment to reduce period of imprisonment in proportion.
PART 41 – DETENTION IN A SAFE CUSTODY OR SUITABLE PLACE OTHER THAN PRJSON OR MENTAL HEALTH ASYLUM
438. Conditions attached to detention in a safe custody or suitable place other than prison or mental asylum
PART 42- DEPORTATION
439. Meaning of “deport”
440. Court may recommend deportation for offences punishable by imprisonment without option.
441. Deportation in default of security for the peace.
442. Deportation in case of dangerous conduct.
443. Procedure prior to court recommending deportation under sections 441 and 442.
444. Procedure for recommendation of deportation under sections 441, 442 and 443.
445. Detention of person concerned.
446. Order of deportation.
447. Minister of Interior may withhold Order and remit case to court.
448. Citizens of Nigeria not be deported.
449. Provisions as to. sentence of deportation.
450. Deportation order may be limited.
451 Execution of deportation order.
PART 43 – CHILD OFFENDERS
452. Procedure for trying child offenders.
PART 44 -PROBATION AND NON-CUSTODIAL ALTERNATIVES
453. Meaning of probation order.
454. Conditional release of defendant and payment of compensation for loss or injury and of costs.
455. Probation orders and conditions of recognizance.
456. Relieving probation officer of his duties.
457. Duties of probation officers.
458. Variation of terms and conditions of probation.
459. Provisions in case of convict failing to observe conditions of release.
460. Suspended sentence and community service.
461. Arrangements for community service.
462. Performance of community service order.
463. Default of convict in complying with community service order.
464. Commission of further offence.
465. Amendment, review and discharge of community service orders.
466. Discharge of community service orders.
467. Confinement in rehabilitation and correctional centre.
468 Court may direct release of prisoner before completion of sentence.
PART 46 – THE ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE MONITORING COMMITTEE
469. Establishment of the Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee.
470. Functions of the Committee.
471. Secretariat of the Committee.
472. Fund of the Committee.
473. Annual estimates and accounts.
474. Annual report.
475. Power to obtain information.
476. Proceedings and quorum of the Committee.
PART 47 – TRIAL OF CORPORATION
477. Interpretation under this Part.
478. Plea by corporation.
479. Information against a corporation.
480. Joinder of counts in same information.
481. Power of representative.
482. Matters to be read, said or explained to representative.
483. Non-appearance of representative.
484. Saving under this Part and joint charge against corporation and individual.
PART 48 -APPEAL FROM MAGISTRATE COURTS TO HIGH COURTS
485. Appeals from magistrate courts.
PART 49 – FEES AND MISCELLAJ\.TEOUS PROVISIONS
486. Payment of fees.
487. Suspension of payment of fees.
488. State not required to pay fees.
489. Use of forms in Schedules.
490. Power to make rules of Court.
492. Saving as to other forms and procedure.
ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT, 2015
An Act to provide for the administration of criminal justice in the courts of the Federal Capital Territory and other federal courts in Nigeria; and for related matters.
ENACTED by the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria:
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