May 28, 2020

#ObscureLegalFacts: Penalty For Forceful Eviction From Home by Husbands and Wives


‪In Nigeria, it is an offence for a man to forcefully evict his wife from the home, or refuse her access into it.‬

It is also an offence for a wife to forcefully evict her husband or deny him access into the home.

PENALTY
-Fine-N300,000
-Imprisonment not exceeding 2 years or both

It is also an offence to incite or aid a person to forcefully eject his/her spouse.

In Africa, owing to the cultural misconception that it's the husband who owns the house, many women face forceful ejection when the marriage gets frosty.

NOTE: The VAPP Act applies only in the Federal Capital Territory.

See Section 9 of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act.

Arome Abu is the Principal Partner of TCLP.

CAVEAT: Note that this information is provided for general  enlightenment purposes and is not intended to be any form of legal advice.

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