Sunday, May 12, 2013

Powers of Commissioner for Oaths

Powers of Commissioner for Oaths -  Public Officer

A public Commissioner for Oaths may do the following;

(a)  administer oaths for;
       (i) the justification for bail;
      (ii) taking any affidavit or affirmation;
     (iii) swearing executors and administrators; and
     (iv) swearing persons in any action, mstter or proceeding  which is pending or about to be instituted in any court;and

(b) take and receive statutory declarations:

Provided that a public officer or other person appointed as a Commissioner foe Oaths shall not exercise any of the functions specified in paragraphs (a) and (b) in respect of any document prepared by him. 

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