Provision

A person abets the doing of a thing, who:

First.-Instigates any person to do that thing; or

Secondly.-Engages with one or more other person or persons in any conspiracy for the doing of that thing, if an act or illegal omission takes place in pursuance of that conspiracy, and in order to the doing of that thing; or

Thirdly.-Intentionally aids, by any act or illegal omission, the doing of that thing.


Simply put

  • Abetment is to prompt any person to do something or
  • indulge with one or more persons in any conspiracy for doing something and that act which took place or failure to act  in pursuance of the conspiracy that took place.
  • Intentionally helping by doing the   act or omission (failure to act) due to which the offence occurred.


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