Any person who, by any means whatever, directly or indirectly‐
[L.N. 112 of 1964. L.N. 139 of 1963.]
(a) procures or persuades or attempts to procure or persuade to desert; or
(b) aids, abets, or is accessory to the desertion of; or
(c) having reason to believe he is a deserter, habours or aids in concealing,
any warrant or other officer below commissioned rank and others inferior in rank to them and by whatever name described in any of the said armed forces or any police officer, is guilty of a misdemeanour and is liable to imprisonment for six months and to a fine of one hundred naira.
Section 46 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria