Laws you probably have no idea you’re breaking
An average Nigerian breaks a lot of laws each day without even knowing it. Enjoy!
Below are list of a few:
Assault is when you strike or apply force of any kind to another person without his consent or his consent is obtained by fraud.
E.g slap, blow, hitting someone with a stick, tearing someone’s clothes in public.
Punishment for assault is imprisonment for one year if no greater punishment is provided
2. Running a business without registering your business name
Your business (sole trader) must be registered according to part B of the Companies and Allied Matters Act especially when your business name is different from your real name but if your business name is your real name then you don’t need to register it.
Toady we have so many businesses bearing so many names and yet they are not registered.
If one does so then you are guilty and liable on conviction to a fine of 50 naira for every day during which the default continues.
3. Cruelty to animals
You are committing an offence an offence when you viciously beat, kicks, maltreat, over rides, torture or terrify animals or you’re the owner of the animal and you permit someone to do that to the animal.
Any person found doing the above mentioned is guilty of an offence of cruelty and is liable to imprisonment for six months or to a fine of fifty naira or both.
4. Private Nuisance : (Keeping crowing cocks)
It constitutes nuisance to your neighbor if you permanently keep poultry close to his window. Crowing of the cocks in the early hours of the morning constitutes nuisance.
Authority of this post is Section 252, 351, 495 of criminal code and section 667 of CAMA