(1) Any person who, being employed by or under the Nigerian Postal Service to conveyor deliver postal matter whilst so employed‐
(a) allows any postal matter bag or postal matter out of his possession; or
(b) suffers any unauthorised person to interfere with any such postal matter bag or postal matter; or
(c) is guilty of any neglect whereby any such postal matter bag or postal matter is endangered; or
(d) loiters on the road; or
(e) wilfully misspends or loses time; or
(f) is under the influence of intoxicating liquor; or
(g) does not convey postal matter at the speed fixed by the Postmaster‐General for the conveyance thereof, unless prevented by some cause beyond his control, the proof, whereof lies on the person charged,
is guilty of a simple offence and is liable to a fine of twenty naira.
(2) Any person who, being employed by or under the Nigerian Postal Service, negligently loses any postal mater or telegram or negligently detains or delays, or permits the detention or delay of, any postal matter or telegram, is guilty of a simple offence and is liable to a fine of twenty naira.
Section 173 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria