BROTHELS ordinance

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Offences.

3. Who shall be deemed keeper or manager of a brothel.

4. Power of court terminate tenancy.

5. Offences triable by Magistrate's court and to be non-cognisable and bailable.

5 of 1889,

21 of 1919,

42 of 1943,

12 of 2005.

AN ORDINANCE to provide for the suppression of brothels.

[Date of Commencement: 28th June, 1889]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Brothels Ordinance.

2. Offences.

Any person who—

(a) keeps or manages or acts or assists in the management of a brothel; or

(b) being the tenant, lessee, occupier or owner of any premises, knowingly permits such premises or any part thereof to be used as a brothel, or for the purpose of habitual prostitution; or

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