Section 250 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria. Rogues and vagabonds

The following persons‐

(1) every person convicted of an offence under section 249 of this Code after having been previously convicted as an idle and disorderly person;

(2) every person wandering abroad and endeavouring by the exposure of wounds or deformation to obtain or gather alms;

(3) every person going about as a gatherer or collector of alms, or endeavouring to procure charitable contributions of any nature or kind, under any false or fraudulent pretence;

(4) every suspected person or reputed thief who has no visible means of subsistence and cannot give a good account of himself;

(5) every person who exercises control, direction or influence over the movements of a prostitute in such a manner as to show that he is aiding, abetting, or controlling, her prostitution with any man, whether a particular man or not;

(6) every person found wandering in or upon or near any premises or in any road or highway or any place adjacent thereto or in any public place at such time and under such circumstances as to lead to the conclusion that such person is there for an illegal or disorderly purpose,

shall be deemed to be a rogue and vagabond and is guilty of a misdemeanor and is liable on summary conviction for the first offence to imprisonment for three months and for every subsequent offence to imprisonment for one year.

An offender may be arrested without warrant.

Section 250 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria

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