Any person who, being a promoter, director, officer, or auditor, of a corporation or company, either existing or intended to be formed, makes, circulates, or publishes, or concurs in making, circulating, or publishing, any written statement or account which in any material particular, is to his knowledge false, with intent thereby to effect any of the following purposes‐
(a) to deceive or to defraud any member, shareholder, or creditor, of the corporation or company, whether a particular person or not;
(b) to induce any person, whether a particular person or not, to become a member of, or to entrust or advance any property to, the corporation or company, or to enter into any security for the benefit thereof,
is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for seven years.
The offender cannot be arrested without warrant.
Section 436 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria