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The Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015
     
 
FORMS OF PROHIBITED VIOLENCE
EXPLANATION
SANCTIONS A JUDGE MAY ORDER

Forced isolation from family and friends

This is a form of abuse which refers to acts including preventing a person from leaving the home or from having contact with family, friends or the ourtside community.

Severing of ties with family and friends
Imprisonment for 6 months or less depending on the cirmcumstances of each case; or a fine of less than ₦100,000 or both imprisonment and a fine.