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Law: How Idle and Disorderly People End Up Going To Jail

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Many people are ignorant of the fact that, being idle and disorderly can land them inside the black book of the law.

The essence of law is to ensure for peace and order in the society. Little wonder laws are enacted every year across continents.

Ignorance of the law is never an excuse to a punishable offence. So, here are the following categories of persons who can end up going to jail:

(a) Every common prostitute

(I) Behaving in a disorderly or indecent manner in any public place;

(ii) Loitering and persistently importing or soliciting for the purpose of prostitution;

(III) Every person wandering or placing himself in any public place to beg or gather alms, or causing or procuring or encouraging any child or children so to do;

(c) Every person playing at any game of chance for money's worth in any public place; and

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(d) Every person who, in any place, conducts himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace,

Shall be deemed idle and disorderly persons, and may be arrested without warrant and shall be guilty of a simple offence, and shall be liable to imprisonment for 1 month.

Section 249 of the Criminal Code of Nigeria states this clearly.

Peradventure you fall into any of these categories, or know anyone who does, you'll need to do all you can to avoid such a scenario, or help someone who is ignorant about the provision of this law.

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