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Police Announce Jail Term For Adulterers



adultery jail 2 years

The Nigerian Police Force has revealed that there is a punishment for any married couple found committing adultery.

According to the Assistant Force Public Relations Officer, Aliyu Giwa, any married man or woman found committing the act is liable to a minimum sentence of two years Imprisonment.

In a statement released on Saturday, July 2nd, Giwa explained that according to the penal code law sections 387 and 388, any man or woman who engages in extra-marital intercourse is recognized as a criminal offender.

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Giwa wrote; ”Do you know?

Adultery is a crime liable to 2 years imprisonment!

The “PENAL CODE LAW” sections 387 & 388 states:

387. Adultery by a man


388. Adultery by a Woman

Whoever, being a man/woman subject to any customary law in which extra-marital sexual intercourse is recognized as a criminal offense, has sexual intercourse with a person who is not and whom he knows or has reason to believe is not his wife/husband, such sexual intercourse not amounting to the offense of rape, is guilty of the offense of adultery and shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with a fine or with both.”

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