#ObscureLegalFacts by Arome Abu

PROHIBITTED WEAPONS IN PUBLIC MEETINGS AND ASSEMBLIES IN NIGERIA

In Nigeria, it is an offence for a person while present at any meeting or public assembly to have in his possession, any cutlass, matchet, knife, dagger, axe, horsewhip (Koboko), wood, bow and arrow, spear, stone, tear gas gun, or any other thing capable of being used to inflict or cause injury.

PENALTY.
Imprisonment for 12 months without the option of a fine.

EXCEPTIONS.
A person shall not be guilty of the foregoing offence if he is acting in his capacity as a police officer or as a member of the armed forces of the
Federation or as a member of any corps recognised by law or as a member of a fire brigade established by law.

SEE SECTION 8 of the PUBLIC ORDER ACT.

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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