Vicarious liability is a common law rule incidental to colonialism in
Nigeria which has since become an essential part of the Nigerian law. Vicarious
liability is where a person without fault becomes liable for the tort of
another because of some pre-existing relationship between them particularly,
between a principal and his agent. Several justifications abound for the
imposition of this rule. Vicarious liability is strict liability without fault
on the part of an employer. By virtue o...