Section 420 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria. Obtaining execution of a security by false pretences

Any person who by any false pretence, and with intent to defraud, induces any person to execute, make, accept, endorse, alter, or destroy, the whole or any part of any valuable security, or to write, impress, or affix, any name or seal upon or to any paper or parchment in order that it may be afterwards made or converted into or used or dealt with as a valuable security, is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for three years.

The offender cannot be arrested without warrant unless found committing the offence.

Section 420 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria

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