Any person who, being a person employed in the public service and being required by any order, Act, law, or statute, to do any act by virtue of his employment, perversely and without lawful excuse omits or refuses to do any such act, is guilty of a misdemeanour and is liable to imprisonment for two years. A prosecution for any offence under this section of this Code shall not be instituted except by or with the consent of a law officer.
[L.N. 112 of 1964.]
Section 198 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria