Verbatim: Nigerian Constitution, Ballot Box Snatching and Shoot at Sight

Verbatim: Nigerian Constitution, Ballot Box Snatching and Shoot at Sight

Thursday, February 21, 2019 4:16 pm



“•Section 33(2)(a-c)

  1. (1) Every person has a right to life, and no one shall be deprived intentionally of his life, save in execution of the sentence of a court in respect of a criminal offence of which he has been found guilty in Nigeria.

(2) A person shall not be regarded as having been deprived of his life in contravention of this section, if he dies as a result of the use, to such extent and in such circumstances as are permitted by law, of such force as is reasonably necessary –

(a) for the defence of any person from unlawful violence or for the defence of property:

(b) in order to effect a lawful arrest or to prevent the escape of a person lawfully detained; or

(c) for the purpose of suppressing a riot,
insurrection or mutiny.”

The 1999 Constitution of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria (As Amended)

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