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

Placing a person in fear of physical injury

This refers to any conduct or act which intentionally causes another person to be in a situation where he or she fears physical injury from another person.

People who attempt to commit such act of violence; or incite; aid; abet; counsel; receive or assist another person in committing such act are also punished.

Imprisonment for 2 years or less depending on the cirmcumstances of each case; or a fine of ₦200,000 or less; or both imprisonment and fine