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#### LAWS OF THE FEDERATION OF NIGERIA

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND POSTAL OFFENCES (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2016

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

This Act amends the Telecommunications and postal offences Act Cap. T4. Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 by reviewing the penalty provisions under the Act.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section:

1. Amendment of Cap. T4 LFN, 2004.
2. Amendment of section 2.
3. Amendment of section 5.
4. Amendment of section 12 (1).
5. Amendment of section 13.
6. Amendment of section 24.
7. Amendment of section 30 (1).
8. Amendment of section 35.
9. Amendment of section 37.
10. Citation.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND POSTAL OFFENCES (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2016

An Act to amend the Telecommunications and Postal Offences Act Cap. T4, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 by reviewing the penalty provisions under the act; and for related matters

{              }        Commencement

ENACTED by the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-

Amendment of Cap.T4, LFN, 2004

1. The Telecommunications and Postal Offences Act Cap. T4. Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 (in this Act referred to as “the Principal Act”) is amended as set out in this Act.

Amendment of section 2

1. Section 2 of the Principal Act is amended in-

(a)     subsection (3) (a) by substituting for

(i)      the expression, “not less than N100,000” in line 1, the expression, “N500,000.00”, and

(ii)     the words, “not exceeding”, in line 2, the word, “of”; and

(b)     subsection (3) (b), by substituting for the expression, “not less than N500, 000”, the expression, N5,000,000.00”.

Amendment of section 5

1. Section 5 of the Principal Act is amended in-

(a)     subsection (1), by inserting after the word, “who”, in line 1, the word, “knowingly”; and

(b)     subsection (2), by inserting, after the word, “who”, in line 1, the word, knowingly”.

Amendment of section 12 (1)

1. Section 12 (1) of the Principal Act is amended in-

(a)     Paragraph (a), by deleting the words, “not less than”, in line 1; and

(b)     Paragraph (b), by substituting for the expression, N500,000”, the expression, ”N500,000”, the expression, “N5,000,000.00”.

Amendment of section 13

1. Section 13 of the Principal act is amended in-

(a)     paragraph (a), by deleting the words, “not less than”, in line 5; and

(b)     paragraph (b) (ii), by deleting the words, not less than”, in line 6.

Amendment of section 24

1. Section 24 of the Principal Act is amended by substituting for the expression, “not less than N100, 000”, in line 4, the expression, “N1,000,000.00”.

Amendment of section 30 (1)

1. Section 30 (1) of the Principal Act is amended in-

(a)     paragraph (a), by deleting the words, “not less than”, in line 5, and

(b)     paragraph (b) (ii), by substituting for the expression, “N500,000”, the expression, “N5,000,000.00”.

Amendment of section 35

1. Section 35 of the Principal Act is amended by substituting for the word, “without”, in lines 5 and 6, the words, “with a”.

Amendment of section 37

1. Section 7 of the Principal Act is amended in-

(a)     paragraph (a), by-

(i)      substituting for the expression, “not less than N100,000”, in line 1, the expression, “N250,000.00”, and

• deleting the words, “not less than”, in line 2, and

(b)     paragraph  (b), by substituting for the expression, “N500,000”, the expression, “N2,000,000.00”.

Citation

1. This Act may be cited as the Telecommunication and Postal Offences (Amendment) Act, 2016.

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