What The Constitution Says About Wearing Military Uniform If You Are Not An Army Official

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(f) at 15-02-2017 12:14PM (3 years ago)

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Many Nigerians have been left wondering what the constitution stipulates is the punishment for civilians who wear military uniform. What is the punishment for wearing a military uniform if you are not a member of the armed forces? Should you be disgraced and assaulted as is being done by some military men in Nigeria?
 
Many Nigerians have been asking that question following the inhumane punishment meted out on a physically challenged man by some power-drunk soldiers in Anambra state. No military officer is allowed by the constitution to manhandled, assault or harm a civilian for wearing a military uniform, but the law provides appropriate fine for people who commit such a crime.
 
Here is what Section 109 of the Criminal Code of Nigeria says:
109.   Any person who, not being a person serving in the armed forces of Nigeria nor a member of the police forces, and with intent that he may be taken to be such a person or member as aforesaid-
(a) wears any part of the uniform of, or
(b) wears any garb resembling any part of the uniform of, a person serving in the armed forces of Nigeria, or a member of the police forces, is guilty of a misdemeanour and is liable to imprisonment for one year.
 
110. Any person who- Unlawfully wearing the uniform of forces, etc. L.N. 112 of 1964. 1967 No. 27.
(1) not being a person serving in any of the armed forces of Nigeria, wears the uniform or any part of the uniform of such forces, or any the armed dress having the appearance or bearing any of the regimental or other distinctive marks of such uniforms; or
(2) not being a person holding any office or authority under the Government of Nigeria or of any part thereof, wears any uniform or distinctive badge or mark or carries any token calculated to convey the impression that such person holds any office or authority under the government; is guilty of an offence and is liable to imprisonment for one month, or to a fine of ten naira, unless he proves that he had the permission of the President or of the Governor of a State or wear such uniform or dress, badge or mark or to carry such token:
 Provided that this section shall not apply to the wearing of any uniform or dress in the course of a stage play or in any bona fide public entertainment.
 
111. Any person who sells or gives any uniform, or part of a or any dress, badge or mark, as in the last preceding section mentioned, to any person who is not authorised to wear the same, is guilty of an offence and is liable to the penalties prescribed in the said section.



beneno (m) at 15-02-2017 12:27PM
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TWIMC . I get them many here but I dey leave them here any time I dey enter naij,no level  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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bayonel3 (m) at 15-02-2017 12:54PM
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What is the punishment for wearing a military uniform if you are not a member of the armed forces? Should you be disgraced and assaulted as is being done by some military men in Nigeria?  Many Nigerians have been asking that question following the inhumane punishment meted out on a physically challenged man by some power-drunk soldiers in Anambra state. No military officer is allowed by the constitution to manhandled, assault or harm a civilian for wearing a military uniform, but the law provides appropraite fine for people who commit such a crime.
 
Here is what Section 109 of the Criminal Code of Nigeria says:
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109.   Any person who, not being a person serving in the armed forces of Nigeria nor a member of the police forces, and with intent that he may be taken to be such a person or member as aforesaid-
 
(a) wears any part of the uniform of, or
 
(b) wears any garb resembling any part of the uniform of, a person serving in the armed forces of Nigeria, or a member of the police forces,
 is guilty of a misdemeanour and is liable to imprisonment for one year.
 
110. Any person who- Unlawfully wearing the uniform of forces, etc. L.N. 112 of 1964. 1967 No. 27.
 
(1) not being a person serving in any of the armed forces of Nigeria, wears the uniform or any part of the uniform of such forces, or any the armed dress having the appearance or bearing any of the regimental or other distinctive marks of such uniforms; or
 
(2) not being a person holding any office or authority under the Government of Nigeria or of any part thereof, wears any uniform or distinctive badge or mark or carries any token calculated to convey the impression that such person holds any office or authority under the government;
 is guilty of an offence and is liable to imprisonment for one month, or to a fine of ten naira, unless he proves that he had the permission of the President or of the Governor of a State or wear such uniform or dress, badge or mark or to carry such token:
 Provided that this section shall not apply to the wearing of any uniform or dress in the course of a stage play or in any bona fide public entertainment.
 111. Any person who sells or gives any uniform, or part of a or any dress, badge or mark, as in the last preceding section mentioned, to any person who is not authorised to wear the same, is guilty of an offence and is liable to the penalties prescribed in the said section.
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sandra78 (f) at 15-02-2017 12:56PM
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Imprisonment for one month, or to a fine of ten naira......Where can i buy the Army Uniform  Grin Grin Grin Grin
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Otikadinje (m) at 15-02-2017 01:47PM
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What i will eat is my worries right now Grin Grin Grin

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morolayo (f) at 15-02-2017 02:29PM
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All these ones na for written paper o! No fit try am o!
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DrSoba (m) at 15-02-2017 02:41PM
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Story story,  Is there law or constitution in Nigeria?
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proly (f) at 15-02-2017 02:50PM
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Is only in nija.....ru bish
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kingcalors (m) at 15-02-2017 03:08PM
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The person will be sent to SAMBISA FOREST to dine and wine with members of BOKO HARAM sect.
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victorstic1 (m) at 15-02-2017 03:17PM
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WHAT ABOUT PEOPLE USING IT TO ACT MOVIES?
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akinmanchy (m) at 15-02-2017 03:35PM
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To whom it may concern

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osarobo62 (m) at 15-02-2017 04:22PM
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Quote from: sandra78 on 15-02-2017 12:56PM
Imprisonment for one month, or to a fine of ten naira......Where can i buy the Army Uniform  Grin Grin Grin Grin
Grin Grin Grin  you dey look for free food wey you wan chop for prison
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osarobo62 (m) at 15-02-2017 04:24PM
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Quote from: victorstic1 on 15-02-2017 03:17PM
WHAT ABOUT PEOPLE USING IT TO ACT MOVIES?
Provided that this section shall not apply to the wearing of any uniform or dress in the course of a stage play or in any bona fide public entertainment.
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Mykie010 (m) at 15-02-2017 05:17PM
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What about shekau wey dey wear am
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kacylee (f) at 15-02-2017 07:58PM
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like seriously???!!! i never knew... i will have to convert the ones i have to undies   Undecided

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AmazingMarie (f) at 15-02-2017 08:23PM
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the purnishment for infringing that law or fine seems archaic now.
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jp-free (m) at 16-02-2017 01:59AM
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Quote from: victorstic1 on 15-02-2017 03:17PM
WHAT ABOUT PEOPLE USING IT TO ACT MOVIES?

Please read before you comment!
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jeroba1 (m) at 16-02-2017 04:10AM
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Shekau wear am no body talk, I go wear my own go ikeja army Barack .
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LegendaryU (m) at 16-02-2017 11:57AM
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Okay oooooooooooooo Nigeria I hear
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OLOWOBABA10 (m) at 16-02-2017 11:59AM
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CAMOUFLAGES  ARE NOT MILITARY UNIFORMS IN ANY PART OF  THE WORLD , ANY BODY INCLUDING CIVILIANS CAN WEAR THEM , GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT BEFORE POSTING 1
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