Section 332 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria. Acts intended to cause grievous harm or prevent arrest

Any person who, with intent to maim, disfigure or disable, any person, or to do some grievous harm to any person, or to resist or prevent the lawful arrest or detention of any person‐

(1) unlawfully wounds or does any grievous harm to any person by any means whatever; or

(2) unlawfully attempts in any manner to strike any person with any kind of projectile or with a spear, sword, knife, or other dangerous or offensive weapon; or

(3) unlawfully causes any explosive substance to explode; or

(4) sends or delivers any explosive substance or other dangerous or noxious thing to any person;


(5) causes any such substance or thing to be taken or received by any person; or

(6) puts any corrosive fluid or any destructive or explosion substances in any place; or

(7) unlawfully casts or throws any such fluid or substances at or upon any person, or otherwise applies any such fluid or substances to the person of any person,

is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for life.

Section 332 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria

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