DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 293) By Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK).
DAMAGE OF HIGHWAYS OR GUARD RAILS IS A CRIME IN NIGERIA.
Whether for construction/installation purposes or by accident, any person who damages any highway or guard rails or any structure on a highway in any part of Nigeria, wilfully, unlawfully or maliciously and fails, refuses or neglects to repair such has committed an offence.
The above offence is punishable with imprisonment for not more than 10 years without an option of fine.
My authorities are sections 1(6) and 5 of the Miscellaneous Offences Act, 1983.
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