Section 476-477 Nigerian Penal Code Act

Section 476-477 Penal Code (Northern States) Federal Provisions Act

Section 476 and 477 of the Penal Code Act is under Chapter XXXVII of the Act. The chapter is titled “Deportation and passports”.

Section 476 Penal Code Act

Deportation of non-citizens of Nigeria

(1) Whoever not being a citizen of Nigeria shall, upon conviction of an offence under section 201, 275, 276, 278 or 281 be liable to be deported by order of the Minister charged with responsibility for such matters, and the provisions of the Immigration Act shall apply mutatis mutandis in the case of a deportation under this section.

(2) Where any person being a citizen of Nigeria is deported from any British possession to Nigeria under the provisions of any law of such possession and for offences similar to the offences contained in sections 201, 275, 276, 278 or 281, such person may, on arrival in Nigeria, be kept temporarily in custody and returned under police escort to the place in Nigeria to which such person belongs.

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Section 477 Penal Code Act

False statements in application for passports

Whoever for the purpose of procuring a passport, whether for himself or any other individual, makes or causes to be made in any written application to a public servant a statement which to the knowledge of such person is false in any material particular shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to one year.

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