Section 190-203 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act

Section 190-203 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act

Section 190-203 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act is under Chapter 18 (Miscellaneous offences against public authority) of the Act.

Section 190 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act

False declaration as to execution of sentence of death

Any person who subscribes a certificate or declaration as to the execution of a sentence of death, which,
in any material particular, is to his knowledge false, is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for
fourteen years.

Section 190A of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act

False statements in application for passports

Any person who for the purpose of procuring a passport, whether for himself or any other individual,
makes or causes to be made in any written application to a public officer a statement which to the
knowledge of such person is false in any material particular, is guilty of an offence and is liable to
imprisonment for one year.

Section 191 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act

False statements in statements required to be under oath or solemn declaration

Any person who, on any occasion on which a person making a statement touching any matter is
required by law to make it on oath, or under some sanction which may by law be substituted for an
oath, or is required to verify it by solemn declaration or affirmation, makes a statement touching such
matter which, in any material particular, is to his knowledge false, and verifies it on oath, or under such
other sanction or by solemn declaration or affirmation, is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment
for seven years.
The offender cannot be arrested without warrant.

Section 192 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act

False declarations and statements

Any person who, on any occasion on which he is permitted or required by law to make a statement or
declaration before any person authorised by law to permit it to be made before him, makes a statement
or declaration before that person which, in any material particular, is to his knowledge false, is guilty of
a felony and is liable to imprisonment for three years.
The offender cannot be arrested without warrant.

Section 193 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act

Evidence

A person cannot be convicted of any of the offences defined in sections 191 and 192 of this Code upon
the uncorroborated testimony of one witness.

Section 194 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act

Shooting at customs boats or officers

Any person who‐
(1) shoots at a vessel of any kind which is in use by a customs officer while engaged in the
execution of his duty as such officer; or
(2) shoots at, wounds, or causes any grievous harm to a customs officer while engaged in the
execution of his duty in the prevention of smuggling, or any person acting in aid of a customs officer
while so engaged,
is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for life.

Section 195 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act

Resisting officers engaged in preventing smuggling

Any person who with violence assaults, obstructs, or resists a customs officer, or any person duly
employed for the prevention of smuggling, while engaged in the execution of his duty in the prevention
of smuggling, or any person acting in aid of any such officer or person while so engaged, is guilty of a
felony and is liable to imprisonment for three years.

Section 196 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act

Resisting customs officers

Any person who‐
(1) assaults or obstructs a customs officer, or any person duly employed for the prevention of
smuggling , while engaged in the execution of his duty under any law relating to the customs, or in the
seizure of any goods claimed to be liable to forfeiture under any such law, or any person acting in aid of
any such officer or person while so engaged; or
(2) rescues or attempts to rescue any goods which have been seized under any such law; or
(3) before, at, or after, the seizure of any goods under any such law, staves, breaks or destroys the
goods, with intent to prevent the seizure or the securing of the goods, or attempts to do any such act,
is guilty of a simple offence and is liable to a fine of two hundred naira.

Section 197 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act

Resisting public officers

Any person who in any manner obstructs or resists any public officer while engaged in the
discharge or attempted discharge of the duties of his office under any order, Act, law, or Statute, or
obstructs or resists any person while engaged in the discharge or attempted discharge of any duty
imposed on him by an order, Act, law, or statute, is guilty of a misdemeanour and is liable to
imprisonment for two years.
[L.N. 112 of 1964. L.N. 139 of 1965.]

Section 198 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act

Refusal by public officer to perform duty

Any person who, being a person employed in the public service and being required by any order, Act,
law, or statute, to do any act by virtue of his employment, perversely and without lawful excuse omits or
refuses to do any such act, is guilty of a misdemeanour and is liable to imprisonment for two years. A
prosecution for any offence under this section of this Code shall not be instituted except by or with the
consent of a law officer.
[L.N. 112 of 1964.]

Section 199 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act

Neglect of peace officer to suppress riot

Any person who, being a peace officer and having notice that there is a riot in his neighbourhood,
without reasonable excuse omits to do his duty in suppressing such riot, is guilty of a misdemeanour and
is liable to imprisonment for two years.

Section 200 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act

Neglect to aid in suppressing riot

Any person who, having reasonable notice that he is required to assist any peace officer in suppressing a
riot, without reasonable excuse omits to do so, is guilty of a misdemeanour and is liable to
imprisonment for one year.

Section 201 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act

Neglect to aid in arresting offenders

Any person who, having reasonable notice that he is required to assist any peace officer or member of
the police force in arresting any person, or in preserving the peace, without reasonable excuse omits to
do so, is guilty of a misdemeanour and is liable to imprisonment for one year.

Section 202 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act

Disobedience to Act, law, or statute

Any person who, without lawful excuse, the proof of which lies on him, does any act which he is by the
provisions of any order, Act, law, or statute, forbidden to do, or omits to do any act which he is by the
provisions of any such order, Act, law or statute, required to do, is guilty of a misdemeanour, unless
some mode of proceeding against him for such disobedience is expressly provided by order, Act, law, or
statute, and is intended to be exclusive of all other punishment.
[L.N. 112 of 1964.]
The offender is liable to imprisonment for one year.
In this section, the terms “Act” and “law” do not include an order, regulation or proclamation made
under the authority of an Act or a law.

Section 203 of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act

Disobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority

Any person who, without lawful excuse, the proof of which lies on him, disobeys any lawful order issued
by any person authorised by any order, Act, law, or statute, to make the order, is guilty of a
misdemeanor, unless some mode of proceeding against him for such disobedience is expressly provided
by order, Act, law, or statute, and is intended to be exclusive of all other punishment.
[L.N. 112 of 1964.]
The offender is liable to imprisonment for one year.


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