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Legal Provision When Inflicted With Physical Injury [See Section 2 of VAPP Act 2015]

Legal Provision When Inflicted With Physical Injury [See Section 2 of VAPP Act 2015]

Legal Provision When Inflicted With Physical Injury [See Section 2 of VAPP Act 2015]

 

Section 2 of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition #VAPP Act 2015 protects and preserves the rights of victims that are inflicted with physical injury on a person.

When a person willfully causes or inflicts physical injury on another person by use of any weapon.

Section Two reads thus;
INFLICTING PHYSICAL INJURY ON A PERSON

2.- (1) A person who willfully causes or inflicts physical injury on another person by means of any weapon, substance or object, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or a fine not exceeding N100,000.00 or both.

(2) A person who attempts to commit the act of violence provided for in subsection (1) of this section commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or to a fine not exceeding N200,000.00 or both.

(3) A person who incites, aids, abets, or counsels another person to commit the act of violence provided for in subsection (1) of this section commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or to a fine not exceeding N200,000.00 or both.

(4) A person who receives or assists another who, to his knowledge commits an offence under subsection (1) of this section, is an accessory after the fact and is liable on conviction to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or to a fine not exceeding N200,000.00 or both.

(5) The Court may also award appropriate compensation to the victim as it may deem fit in the circumstance.

© Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015

 

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