May 12, 2019

What is the penalty for attempted suicide in Nigeria

Section 327 of the Criminal Code Act states that any person who attempts to kill himself is guilty of a misdemeanour and is liable to imprisonment for one year. 

Section 326 further states that - 

Any person who –
1.  Procures another to kill himself; or
2. Counsels another to kill himself and thereby induces him to do so, or
3.       Aids another in killing himself;

Is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for life.