Section 242 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria. Misconduct with regard to corpses

Any person who‐

(1) without lawful justification or excuse, the proof of which lies on him‐

(a) neglects to perform any duty imposed upon him by law, or undertaken by him, whether for reward or otherwise, touching the burial or other disposition of a human body or human remains; or

(b) improperly or indecently interferes with, or offers any indignity to, any dead human body or human remains, whether buried or not;

(2) eats or receive for the purpose of eating any part of a dead human body, is guilty of a misdemeanor and is liable to imprisonment for two years.

Section 242 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria

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