(1) Any person who with intent to steal anything, assaults any other person and at or immediately after the time of assault, uses or threatens to use actual violence to any other person or any property in order to obtain the thing intended to be stolen shall upon conviction be sentenced to imprisonment for not less than fourteen years but not more than twenty years.
[1970 No. 47.]
(a) any offender mentioned in subsection (1) of this section, is armed with any firearms or any offensive weapon or is in company with any other person so armed; or
(b) at or immediately before or immediately after the time of the assault the offender wounds or uses any other personal violence to any person,
the offender shall upon conviction be sentenced to imprisonment for life with or without whipping.
(3) Any person found in any public place in possession of any firearms, whether real or imitation, and in circumstances reasonably indicating that the possession of the firearms is with intent to the immediate or eventual commission by that person or any other person of any offence under section 402 of this Code shall upon conviction be sentenced to imprisonment for not less than fourteen years or more than twenty years.
Section 403 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria