PUBLIC PROPERTY PROTECTION ACT - 1977 (SMCD 140)

    Section - 4 - Using Public Property for Private Gain.

    (1) Subject to subsection (2), any person who without lawful authority uses public property for private gain to himself or any other person, or in such manner as to obtain a private benefit for himself or any other person, shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding c5,000.00.

    (2) It shall be a defence for a person charged with an offence under subsection (1) to prove that he had lawful authority to use the public property in the manner in which he used it.