Section 474-475 Nigerian Penal Code Act

Section 474-475 Penal Code (Northern States) Federal Provisions Act

Section 474 and 475 of the Penal Code Act is under Chapter XXXVI of the Act. The chapter is titled “Offences relating to mines and minerals”.

Section 474 Penal Code Act

Fraudulently dealing with minerals in mines

Whoever takes, conceals, or otherwise disposes of, any ore of any metal or mineral in or about a mine, with intent to defraud shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three years or with fine or with both.

Section 475 Penal Code Act

Attempt to injure mines

Whoever with intent to injure a mine or to obstruct the working of a mine-
(a) unlawfully, and otherwise than by an act done underground in the course of working an adjoining mine-
(i) cause water to run into the mine or into any subterranean passage communicating with the mine; or
(ii) obstructs any shaft or passage of the mine; or

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(b) unlawfully obstructs the working of any machine, appliance, or apparatus, appertaining to or used with the mine, whether the thing in question is completed or not; or

(c) unlawfully, and with intent to render it useless, injures or unfastens a rope, chain or tackle or whatever material, which is used in the mine, or upon any way or work appertaining to or used with the mine, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to seven years or with fine or with both.

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