Disaster Management Enabling Law passed in Lagos State.

Lagos State Criminal Codes criminalise failures to help, prevent and mitigate disaster risks thus:

“Sections 304 of the Criminal Code Act, Cap C38, Vol. 4 LFN, 2004 stipulates that “It is the duty of every person who has in his charge or under his control anything whether living or inanimate, and whether moving or stationary, of such a nature that, if the absence of care or precaution in its use or management, the life, safety or health of any person may be endangered, to use reasonable care and take reasonable precautions to avoid such danger; and he is held to have caused any consequences which result to the life or health of any person by reason of any omission to perform that duty.”
Sections 317 and 325 of the Criminal Code Act stipulates that, a “person who unlawfully kills another in such circumstances as not to constitute murder is guilty of manslaughter”; and “any person who commits the offence of manslaughter, is liable to imprisonment for life.”[fb_embed_post href=”https://www.facebook.com/nemanigeria/posts/1002544799777229/” width=”750″/]

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