Section 428-431 Penal Code (Northern States) Federal Provisions Act
Section 428, 429, 430, and 431 of the Penal Code Act is under Chapter XXX of the Act. The chapter is titled “Offences relating to ships and wharves”.
Section 428 Penal Code Act
In this Chapter-
“crew” includes masters, mates, pilots, engineers, stokers, deckhands and all persons engaged in the navigation or service of a ship;
“passenger steamer” means every steamship carrying one or more persons other than the crew, and the owner, his family, friends and servants;
“ship” includes every description of vessel in the service of the Government or the Government of the Federation and every passenger steamer employed in local navigation on the inland and territorial waters of Nigeria, but does not include ocean going ships not in the service of the Government of the Federation or vessels or canoes of native manufacture.
Section 429 Penal Code Act
Offences relating to ships
(a) obstructs any member of the crew in the navigation or management of a ship;
(b) after having been refused admission to a ship by any authorised member of the crew on account of the ship being full, attempts to enter the ship;
(c) having gone on board the ship at any place and being requested, on account of the ship being full, by any duly authorised member of the crew to leave the ship, before it has quilted that place, does not comply with that
(d) travels in a ship without first paying his fare and with intent to avoid payment;
(e) being on board a ship fails when requested by an authorised member of the crew to pay his fare or exhibit the ticket or other receipt, if any, showing the payment of his fare;
(f) travels in that part of a ship which is set apart for passengers of a superior class to that for which he holds a ticket;
(g) travels in any ship or part of a ship which is not set apart for public passengers and on being ordered by any authorised member of the crew to leave such place refuses to do, shall be punished with a fine which may extend to N 10.
(2) Whoever commits an offence under subsection (1) of this section and on the application of the officer in charge of the ship, refuses to give his name and address, or gives a false name or address, shall be punished with a fine which may extend to N 40.
Section 430 Penal Code Act
Entering ship or wharf without ticket
Whoever not being a passenger by a ship or not having purchased a ticket to travel by a ship enters upon any enclosed quay, wharf, or landing place and on being ordered to leave such quay, wharf, or landing place by any public servant acting in the course of his duty refuses to do so shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to one month or with fine or with both.
Section 431 Penal Code Act
Interfering with navigation works
Whoever intentionally and unlawfully-
(a) removes or disturbs any fixed objects or materials used for securing a bank or wall of a river, canal, aqueduct, reservoir or inland water, or for securing any work which appertains to a dock, canal, aqueduct, reservoir or inland water, or which is used for purposes of navigation or lading or unlading goods; or
(b) does any act which obstructs the carrying on or maintenance of the navigation of a navigable river or canal, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to seven years or with tine or with both.