*PENALTY FOR NON-PAYMENT OF PERSONAL INCOME TAX.*
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 322) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Personal Income Tax is tax charged on incomes of individuals resident in Nigeria, communities and even families and also incomes of trustees or estates of a deceased person.
Failure to pay Personal Income Tax after an assessment is made, is an offence. It is punishable with a penalty of 10% per annum of the tax charged.
Also, failure to pay the penalty for non-payment of income tax within 30 days is also an offence and is punishable with fine of #200.00 and 6 months imprisonment.

My authorities are sections 1, 76, 94 and 109 of the Personal Income Tax Act, 1993.

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 274)
IS “DEATH”, THE PUNISHMENT FOR SNATCHING BALLOT BOXES IN NIGERIA.

Snatching of ballot boxes is an electoral offences and like all other electoral offences, it’s punishment is not death. The maximum punishment for snatching ballot boxes in any part of Nigeria is imprisonment for not more than 2 years.

Persons suspected of snatching electoral boxes are to be arrested by Police or private persons and handed over to Police. Then, Police can prosecute such suspects in court. It is only a judge after a trial in court that can declare punishment where an accused person (ie, suspect) is found guilty. No person has right to kill or beat any suspect of any crime including ballot box snatching.

My authorities are section 118(1)(j), section 118(2) and 158 of the Electoral Act, 2010.

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 273)
IT IS AN OFFENCE TO GIVE GIFTS AND MONEY FOR ELECTION IN ANY PART OF NIGERIA.

No person in any part of Nigeria is allowed to directly or indirectly give gifts or monies to any group, community or person to induce and procure such person or group to vote at any election. A candidate is deemed to have committed an offence if gifts/money was given with his knowledge and consent or that of his aids/agents.
It is an offence of bribery and corruption punishable with fine of not more than #500,000.00 or imprisonment for 12 months or both.

My authorities are sections 124 and 158 of the Electoral Act, 2010.

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 271)
NONE REGISTRATION OF SIM CARD IS A CRIME IN NIGERIA.

It is a criminal offence in Nigeria to own or use a mobile phone SIM card or any electronic telecommunications service without registration of same. At registration, a prospective customer/subscriber must give his details including full Name and Address to his network provider.
None registration or registration with fake information with intention to deceive is an offence punishable with imprisonment for not less than 3 years or fine of N100,000.00. Also note that where l a service provider fails to collect the needed information of a customer/subscriber, it is an offence punishable with fine of N100,000 and forfeiture of equipment/facility used to provide services.

My authorities are sections 12 and 22 of the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 266)
DISORDERLY BEHAVIOUR AT CAMPAIGNS AND MEETINGS IS AN OFFENCE.

Once election dates are announced, it is a crime for any person to be disorderly at any political meeting/campaign with intention to prevent a party’s business of the day or be in possession of weapons or missiles. It is a crime punishable with maximum fine of N500,000 or 12 months imprisonment or both.

My authorities are sections 119 and 158 of the Electoral Act, 2010.

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 265)
CAN A POLITICAL PARTY HAVE ASSETS OUTSIDE NIGERIA OR RECEIVE FUNDS FROM OUTSIDE NIGERIA.

No political party in Nigeria is allowed to have funds or any assets outside Nigeria. Also, political parties cannot retain funds or assets remitted/transferred to them from outside Nigeria. Where for any reason, any funds or assets is sent from outside Nigeria to a political party, such political party must transfer such to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) within 21 days of receiving such funds.

My authorities are sections 225 (3) (4) and 319 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 257)

THE OFFENCE OF OWNING OR MANAGING A HOUSE USED FOR INTERNET SCAM.

Any person that merely allows or knowingly permits a property he occupies or manages to be used for internet scam or any form of advanced fee fraud is guilty of an offence. It is punishable with an imprisonment for not less than 5 years and not more than 15 years without an option of fine.

My authorities are sections 3 and 22 of the Advanced Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.

 

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 219)
“IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO PUBLISH A BOOK AND NOT SEND COPIES TO THE NATIONAL LIBRARY WITHIN STIPULATED TIME”

Publisher of any book published in any part of Nigeria, whether in hard copy or soft copy, must within 1 month after publication of such, deliver 3 best original copies to the National Library. The publisher must send the books and bear the cost of same. The books includes pamphlets, sheets of musics, maps, charts, plans, tables, dictionaries, newspapers, magazines, year books and compilation, etc.
Failure to adhere, is an offence punishable with #100.00 and may be an additional order for delivery of 3 copies of concerned books or payment of value of same to Director of National Library.

My authority is section 4 of National Library Act, 1970.

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"BOUNCED CHEQUE AND ITS LEGAL IMPLICATIONS" 

By 

ONYEKACHI UMAH, ESQ., LL.M, ACIArb(UK)

DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 209)
“Adultery Is Not An Offence In All States In Nigeria.”

Adultery is an offence only in the northern part of Nigeria. It is not an offence in the Western, Eastern and Southern parts of Nigeria. Hence, adultery as a crime in states in Northern Nigeria, it is punishable with 2 years imprisonment and or with an option of fine. In the other parts of Nigeria, no person can be charged to court for adultery.

My authorities are sections 387 and 388 of the Penal Code Act, 1960.

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 199)
“It Is An Offence To Import Live Fish Into Nigeria Without License”
DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 196)
“It Is An Offence To Sell A Vehicle Purchased With Unrepaid Bank Loan”.

Until vehicle loan is paid back to bank and discharge certificate is issued by such bank, it is an offence to sell any motor vehicle purchased with bank loan.
It is an offence punishable with 6 months imprisonment and or fine of #200.00

My authorities are Sections 1 and 5 of Banks (Motor Vehicle Loans) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1979.
 

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 189)
“”Dangerous Flying” Is An Offence In Nigeria.”

It is an offence to fly an aircraft in such a manner as to cause danger to any person or property on land or water in Nigeria. It is an offence punishable with imprisonment for not less than 2 years or a fine not less than #1 Million Naira or both. The pilot or any other person in charge of the aircraft as well as the owner of the aircraft are liable on summary conviction.

My authority is section 55 of Civil Aviation Act, 2006.

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