Cocoa Industry (Regulation) (Consolidation) Decree, 1968 (LI 598).
Paragraph 13 Penalties in Respect of Offences Under this Decree or Under Regulations made Thereunder. (1) Any person who contravenes the provisions of paragraph 1 of this Decree shall be guilty of an offence and shall, upon summary conviction, be liable to a term of imprisonment not exceeding five years but not less than one year. (2) Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of paragraphs 2, 3, 6, 7 and 12 of this Decree and any person who fails to submit cocoa for inspection when required so to do by an Inspector under the provisions of paragraph 4 of this Decree shall be guilty of an offence and shall, on summary conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding N¢500 or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding one year or to both such fine and imprisonment. (3) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other enactment a District Court shall have power to try any person charged with any offence prescribed by any provision of this Decree or of any regulation made under this Decree and to impose any penalty authorised to be imposed under that provision. (4) For the removal of doubts it is hereby declared that section 297 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1960 (Act 30) (which authorises the court in the case of certain offences, to impose a fine in addition to or in lieu of imprisonment) does not apply to an offence under subsection (1) of this section or any other offence under this Decree or under any regulations made thereunder in respect of which a minimum term of imprisonment is prescribed. (5) Where any person is convicted of any offence under this Decree or under any regulations made thereunder any cocoa or any other article or thing used in connection with the offence shall, if the court so orders, be forfeited to the Republic.