GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS (PROTECTION) ACT - 1979 (AFRCD 58)

    Section - 2 - Criminal Penalties.

    (1) Without prejudice to the civil liability created by section 1 of this Decree any person guilty of any conduct described in that section and also any contractor or other person who knowingly accepts any payment made in any of the circumstances described in that section shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding three times the extent of the improper payment in question or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding ten years or to both.

    (2) Where in the case of any payment effected in any of the circumstances described in section 1 of this Decree it is proved that the person responsible for the certificate was bribed into issuing the certificate or that the issue of the certificate was otherwise attended by any corrupt practice, then both the person who gave the bribe and the person who accepted it and any other person who knowingly participated in the bribery or other corrupt practice shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a term of imprisonment not less than five years and not more than fifteen years; and in addition to a penalty equal to three times the amount of the improper payment in question.