*IT IS AN OFFENCE TO CHASE OUT WIFE/HUSBAND FROM A HOME OR EVEN ATTEMPT TO DO SO.*
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 333) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)
It is a criminal offence for a husband/wife to chase or force out a wife or husband out of her/his home.
The offence is punishable with imprisonment for not more than 2 years or fine of not more than #300,000.00 or both.
Also note that, it is an offence to merely attempt to chase or force out a wife or husband out of her/his home. It is punishable with imprisonment for not more than 1 year or fine of not more than #200, 000.00 or both.
Kindly note that the law creating the above offences is operational in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Similar laws are now operational in Anambra State, Ebonyi State and Oyo State. Soon, more States will enact similar laws.
My authorities are sections 9(1), 9(2), 47 and 48 of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015 and similar laws across states in Nigeria.
Feel free to reach the author, ask questions or make inquiries on this topic or any other via info@LearnNigerianLaws.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or +2348037665878.
NOTE: Sharing or modifying or publishing this publication without giving credit to Onyekachi Umah, Esq. and “LearnNigerianLaws.com” is a criminal breach of copyright and will be prosecuted. Please share this publication till it gets to those that need it most. Save a Nigerian today!
To receive our Daily Law Tips for free follow our Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube via “@LearnNigerianLaws”.
This publication is the writer’s view not a legal advice and does not create any form of relationship. You may reach the writer for more information.
Powered by www.LearnNigerianLaws.com