The Penal Code (Northern States) Federal Provisions Act

The Penal Code (Northern States) Federal Provisions Act

Copy of the Penal Code (Northern States) Federal Provisions Act

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The Penal Code (Northern States) Federal Provisions Act, (No. 25 of 1960) was adopted on the 30th of September, 1960.

The Act is captured in Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (1990 revised edition), Vol. 19 at pages 12576-12592.

The  Act supplements the Penal Code of the Northern States in respect of matters
within the exclusive legislative competence of the National Assembly, and for purposes ancillary thereto.

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The Act contains a total of 12 Chapters, and about 67 Sections that criminalize certain acts as offences as applicable to the Northern States in Nigeria.

The Act explained the term Northern States to include the States in the former Northern Region. Hence, the law applies to those States.

Interestingly, the provisions contained in the Schedule to the Act shall apply in respect of the Northern States and shall be read as the law of that territory and as such form part of the Penal Code contained in the Schedule to the Penal Code Law, 1959, of the Northern States which the Act referred to as the Penal Code of the Northern States.

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