Section 469-473 Nigerian Penal Code Act

Section 469-473 Penal Code (Northern States) Federal Provisions Act

Section 469, 470, 471, 472, and 473 of the Penal Code Act is under Chapter XXXV of the Act. The chapter is titled “Offences relating to railways and aircraft”.

Section 469 Penal Code Act

Intentionally endangering safety of persons travelling by railway

Whoever with intent to injure or to endanger the safety of any persons travelling by any railway-
(a) places anything on the railway; or
(b) deals with the railway or with anything whatever upon or near the railway, in such a manner as to affect or endanger the free and safe use of the railway; or
(c) shows any light or signal, or in any way deals with any existing light or signal, upon or near the railway; or
(d) by any omission to do any act which it is his duty to do causes the free and safe use of the railway to be endangered, shall be punished with imprisonment for life or for any less term and shall also be liable to fine.

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Section 470 Penal Code Act

Obstructing and injuring railways

Whoever unlawfully and with intent to obstruct the use of a railway or to injure any property upon a railway-

(a) places anything on the railway; or
(b) deals with the railway or with anything whatever upon or near the railway, in such a manner as to affect or endanger the free and safe use of the railway; or
(c) shows any light or signal, or in any way deals with any existing light or signal, upon or near the railway.

Section 471 Penal Code Act

Damage to railway works

Whoever-
(a) intentionally damages or obstructs any work, way, road, building, turnstile, gate, toll bar, fence, weighing machine, engine, tender, carriage, wagon, truck material or plant belonging to any railway works; or
(b) intentionally interferes with, any pole, stake, flag, peg, line, mark, or anything driven or placed in or upon the ground, any tree, stone, or buildings, or any other material belonging to any railway works; or
(c) commits any nuisance or trespass in or upon any land, buildings or premises, acquired for or belonging to any railway works; or
(d) intentionally obstructs the officer in charge of any railway or his assistants or workmen in the execution of any work done or to be done in reference to the construction or maintenance of any such railway, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three months or with fine which may extend to N40 or with both.

Section 472 Penal Code Act

Obstructing aircraft

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Whoever, by any unlawful act obstructs, causes an alteration to be made in the course of or in any way whatsoever hinders or impedes the movement of any aircraft, which is in motion on or in flight over any aerodrome shall be punished with imprisonment which may ex-tend to two years or with fine or with both.

Section 473 Penal Code Act

Trespass on aerodrome

Whoever commits any nuisance or trespass in or upon any aerodrome or in or upon any building or premises situated on any aerodrome shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three months or with fine or with both.

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