Rewards for Apprehension of Criminals Act

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Rewards for the Apprehension of Criminals Act
CHAPTER 4.14
REWARDS FOR THE APPREHENSION
OF CRIMINALS ACT
(Act 4 of 1881, S.R.O. 15/1956, Acts 10 of 1984, 4 of 2003 and 9 of 2011)
Commencement
[1 March 1882]
Short title
1. This Act may be cited as the Rewards for the Apprehension of Criminals Act.
Rewards for Apprehension of certain criminals
2. Subject to the provisions of this Act the Governor acting on the advice of Cabinet may authorise the apprehension of any person for whom a warrant of arrest has been issued and who is alleged to have committed an offence punishable with imprisonment for two years or more.
(Substituted by Act 10 of 1984 and amended by Act 9 of 2011)
Amount of reward
3. The amount and the conditions of any reward offered under the provisions of section 2 shall be such as may be determined by the Governor acting on the advice of Cabinet, but shall not in any case exceed the sum of $50,000 for each person to be apprehended:
Provided that, if there is any question as the person or persons entitled under this Act to receive any such reward, or any part thereof, or if there be more than one person then, as to the proportion to which each is entitled, the same shall be determined by the Governor acting on the advice of Cabinet whose decision shall be final.
(Substituted by Act 10 of 1984 and amended by Acts 4 of 2003 and 9 of 2011)
Payment of reward
4. It shall be lawful for the Governor, on the apprehension of any person for whose apprehension any reward shall have been offered under the authority of this Act, by warrant under his hand directed to the Accountant General or other proper officer to draw from the public money of Montserrat the amount so proclaimed and offered; and the production of such warrant shall be a full and sufficient voucher for the payment by the Accountant General or other proper officer of the amount so drawn.
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