The Nigerian Police has warned married men and women who are guilty of committing adultery that they are liable to be sentenced to two years in prison.
Assistant Force Public Relations Officer, Aliyu Giwa issued the advisory in a statement released on Saturday, July 2nd 2022.
He explained that according to the penal code law sections 387 and 388, any man or woman who engages in extra-marital intercourse is recognised as a criminal offender.
Giwa wrote; ”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.”