(1) Upon receipt of an application under section 9 for the registration of a customary marriage or a validated marriage, the Registrar may-
(a) summon before him any applicant, any alleged party to the marriage and any person alleged to have been present at the marriage, and may require any person so summoned to answer such questions as the Registrar may ask for the purpose of determining the application before him;
(b) require any applicant to furnish such further information either by statutory declaration or otherwise as he may reasonably require.
(2) Any person who, without lawful excuse, fails to comply with a summons or requirement issued or made under subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to a fine at level 1 and to imprisonment for 6 months. (Amended L.N. 25 of 1996)