“Adultery is a crime liable to 3 years imprisonment” Former Lagos State Police PRO warns Nigerians

Avatar admin | July 2, 2022


Aliyu Giwa has warned that adultery is a criminal offense and attracts a punishment of 2 years in prison.

He tweeted: “Do you know? Adultery is a crime liable to 2 years imprisonment! The ‘PENAL CODE LAW’ section 387 & 388 state: 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 inter-course is recognised as a criminal offence, 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 offence of rape, is guilty of the offence 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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