Section 319 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria. Punishment of murder: provision for juveniles: provision for pregnant women

(1) Subject to the provisions of this section of this Code, any person who commits the offence of murder shall be sentenced to death.

Provisions for juveniles

(2) Where an offender who in the opinion of the court had not attained the age of seventeen years at the time the offence was committed, has been found guilty of murder, such offender shall not be sentenced to death but shall be ordered to be detained during the pleasure of the President and upon such an order being made the provisions of Part 44 of the Criminal Procedure Act shall apply.

[1966 No. 84. L.N. 112 of 1964.]

Provisions for pregnant women

(3) Where a woman who has been convicted of murder alleges she is pregnant or where the judge before whom she is convicted considers it advisable to have inquiries made as to whether or not she be pregnant, the procedure laid down in section 376 of the Criminal Procedure Act shall first be complied with.

[Cap. C41.]

Section 319 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria

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