Monday, February 10, 2014

Lagos State Introduces New Law! Make False Phone Calls And Go To Jail

A new law which has been passed by the Lagos State House of Assembly, has stipulated a prison term of three years or a fine of N500,000 for any resident of the state who makes a false emergency call to an agency of the state government handling such calls within the state, Pm News reports.
The law, as passed by the House, also stipulates same punishment for any staff of the agency who uses the emergency lines for private or personal calls.

The law was passed after it scaled the third reading, to give legal backing to the state Emergency Command and Control Centre, regulates phone calls to the centre and provides for other connected purposes.
The law further states that in addition to these penalties, the offender would be forced to pay the agency whatever amount it spent carrying out its emergency services in response to the false call.

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