Prescription of Offences (s 26)
[Ch0802s26]26. Prosecution for murder not barred by lapse of time, for other offence
barred by lapse of 20 years
The right of prosecution for murder shall not be
barred by any lapse of time; but the right of prosecution for any other
offence, whether at the public instance or at the instance of a private party,
shall, unless some other period is expressly provided by law, be barred by the
lapse of 20 years from the time when the offence was committed.