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

Political violence

‘Political violence’ refers to any act or attempted act of violence perpetuated in the course of political activities, such as elections, and includes thuggery, mugging, use of force to disrupt meetings, the use of dangerous weapons that may cause bodily harm or injury.

Dangerous weapons are any instrument or machine directed toward a person with the intention of inflicting bodily harm on such person and includes a gun, knife, stick, whip or other household appliance capable of inflicting bodily harm on a person.

Imprisonment for 4 years or less depending on the cirmcumstances of each case; or a fine of less than ₦500,000 or both imprisonment and a fine.