Section 449-452 Nigerian Penal Code Act

Section 449-452 Penal Code (Northern States) Federal Provisions Act

Section 449, 450, 451, and 452 of the Penal Code Act is under Chapter XXXIII of the Act. The chapter is titled “Offences relating to weights and measures”.

Section 449 Penal Code Act

Fraudulent use of false instrument for weighing

Whoever fraudulently uses any instrument for weighing which he knows to be false, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine or with both.

Section 450 Penal Code Act

Fraudulent use of false weight or measure

Whoever fraudulently uses any false weight or false measure of length or capacity or fraudulently uses any weight or any measure of length or capacity as a different weight or measure from what it is, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine or with both.

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Section 451 Penal Code Act

Being in possession of false weight or measure

Whoever is in possession of any instrument for weighing or of any weight or of any measure of length or capacity which he knows to be false and intending that the same may be fraudulently used, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine or with both.

Section 452 Penal Code Act

Making or selling false weight or measure

Whoever makes, sells or disposes of any instrument for weighing or any weight or any measure of length or capacity which he knows to be false in order that the same may be used as true or knowing that the same is likely to be used as true, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine or with both.

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