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Processions & Powers of Inspector General of Police
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Processions & Powers of Inspector General of Police

LAWS OF SIERRA LEONE (Act 46 of 1965)
- PART III – PROCESSIONS

Processions may be prohibited.

17. (1) Any person who intends to take part or takes part in organising or holding any procession shall first notify the Inspector-General of Police in writing of his intention to do so and any person who fails to give such notification as aforesaid shall be guilty of an offence.

 

(2) The Inspector-General of Police shall by order in writing addressed to such persons giving notice, disallow the holding of any procession or impose such conditions as he shall think fit on any procession where in his opinion the interests of defence, public order, public safety or public morality so require.

 

(3) Any person who takes part in any procession which has been disallowed by the Inspector-General of Police or fails to comply with any of the conditions imposed by him under the provisions of sub-section (2) shall be guilty of an offence.

 

(4) Any person found guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding two hundred leones or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or both.

 

(5) This section shall not apply to processions of the following nature --

a) circumcision;    
b) funeral;     
c) marriage;    
d) scouts or girl guides;   
e) schools.


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