#ObscureLegalFacts By Arome Abu.

PENALTY FOR STALKING IN NIGERIA.

In Nigeria, it is an offence for a person to stalk another.

Under the law, stalking means “repeatedly watching or loitering outside of or near the building or place where such a person resides, works, carries out business, studies or happens to be; or

following, pursuing or accosting any person in a manner which induces fear or anxiety”.

PENALTY
Fine of 500,000
2 years imprisonment.

See Section 17 (1) & 46 of the Violence Against Persons Act 2015

Arome Abu is the Managing Partner of Abu & Olaniyan Partners.

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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