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

Offensive conduct

Offensive conduct refers to compelling another person, by force or threat, to engage in any conduct or act, sexual or otherwise, that affects negatively on that other person’s physical or psychological well-being, and the conduct or the act, or its consequences are so shocking as to outrage the community’s notions of decency.

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 ₦500,000 or less; or both imprisonment and fine.