Any person who sets or places any spring‐gun, man‐trap or other engine calculated to destroy human life or to inflict grievous harm, or causes any such thing to be set or placed with the intent that it may kill or inflict grievous harm upon a trespasser or any person coming in contact with it, or sets or places any such thing in any such place and in any such manner that it is likely to cause any such result, is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for three years.
Any person who knowingly permits any such spring‐gun, man‐trap, or other engine, which has been set or placed by another person in any such place and in any such manner that it is likely to cause any such result, to continue to be so set or placed in any place which is then in, or afterwards comes into, his possession or occupation, is deemed to have set and placed the gun, trap, or engine, with the intent aforesaid.
This section of this Code, does not make it unlawful to set any gun or trap such as is usually set for the purpose of destroying vermin, or to set any spring‐gun, man‐trap, or engine, at night in a dwelling‐house for the protection of the dwelling‐house.
The offender cannot be arrested without warrant.
Section 342 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria