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Corruption and Economic Crime Act, 1994.

Country
Type of law
Legislation
Date of original text
Source

Abstract
This Act provides for the establishment of a Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime, conferring to it powers to investigate suspected cases of corruption and economic crime and making comprehensive provision for the prevention of corruption.
Part II establishes the Directorate and Part III concerns the functions of the Directorate, powers of Director such as power to obtain information, power of arrest, power of search and seizure, search with warrants and search without a warrant in certain cases.
The offences and penalties are listed under Part IV, they follow: corruption by or of public officer; corruption in respect of official transaction; acceptance of bribe by public officer after doing act; promise of bribe to public officer after doing act; corrupt transactions by or with agent; bribery for giving assistance in regard to contracts, bribery for procuring withdrawal of tender; bribery in relation to auctions; cheating of public revenue; possession of unexplained property; conflict of interest. The Act provides a definition of "valuable consideration".
Part V indicates how prosecution is made and Part VI regulates rules of evidence.
Long title of text
An Act to provide for the establishment of a Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime; to make comprehensive provision for the prevention of corruption; and confer power on the Directorate to investigate suspected cases of corruption and economic crime and matters connected or incidental thereto.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Repealed
No
Source language

English

Legislation Amendment
No