It is also an offence for a wife to forcefully evict her husband or deny him access into the home.
-Imprisonment not exceeding 2 years or both
It is also an offence to incite or aid a person to forcefully eject his/her spouse.
In Africa, owing to the cultural misconception that it’s the husband who owns the house, many women face forceful ejection when the marriage gets frosty.
NOTE: The VAPP Act applies only in the Federal Capital Territory.
See Section 9 of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act.
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