DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 348) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)


Irrespective of fundamental human rights, during periods of emergency, the President of Nigeria, may make an Order that no person shall photograph, sketch or by any means make any record of descriptions of any thing designed or used for defence purposes. Periods of emergency includes times of war, breakdown of public order, public safety, disaster and natural calamity, among others.

Contravening such order is a criminal offence punishable with imprisonment for not more than 14 years when conviction on indictment but punishable with imprisonment for not more than 2 years and or fine of not more than #200.00.

My authorities are;
1. Sections 3, 7 and 10 of the Official Secrets Act, 1962.
2. Sections 45, 305 and 319 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999.


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