Feb 29, 2016

Penalty for abducting females in Nigeria

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Any person who, with intent to marry or carnally know a female of any age, or to cause her to be married, or carnally known by any other person, takes her away, or detains her against her will, is guilty of a felony, and is liable to imprisonment for seven years. 
Section 361, Criminal Code Act 

Any person who unlawfully takes an unmarried girl under the age of 16 years out of the custody or protection of her father or mother or other person having the lawful care or charge of her, and against the will of such father or mother or other person, is guilty of a misdemeanour, and is liable to imprisonment for two years. 
Section 362, Criminal Code Act 

Adedunmade Onibokun



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