Section 249 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria. Idle and disorderly persons

The following persons‐

(a) every common prostitute‐

(i) behaving in a disorderly or indecent manner in any public place;

(ii) loitering and persistently importuning or soliciting persons for the purpose of prostitution;


(b) 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 or money's worth in any public place; and

(d) every person who, in any public 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 are guilty of a simple offence and liable to imprisonment for one month.

Section 249 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria

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