Section - 3 - Offences.

    (1) Any person who-

    (a) fails without reasonable excuse (proof of which shall be on him) to vacate any premises required to be vacated under section 2 of this Act, or

    (b) obstructs the Corporation in the exercise of any power conferred on it by section 2 of this Act, shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding Nc100 or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding two months or to both; and in the case of a continuing offence shall be liable to a further fine not exceeding Nc5 in respect of any day on which the offence continues.

    (2) Where an offence under subsection (1) of this section is committed by a body of persons,-

    (a) in the case of a body corporate other than a partnership, every director, or officer of the body corporate shall also be deemed to be guilty of that offence, and

    (b) in the case of a partnership, every partner shall be guilty of that offence:

    Provided that no such person shall be guilty of an offence by virtue of this subsection if he proves that the offence was committed without his knowledge or connivance by a person other than himself and that he exercised all due diligence to prevent the commission of the offence having regard to all the circumstances.