What Nigeria Law Says About Sex With Animals, and Other Things You Need to Know

What Nigeria Law Says About Sex With Animals, and Other Things You Need to Know

➡️ Earlier, a viral video of a lady claiming to sleep with dogs for money generated heated discussions in the polity, and on social media and also a trending video of a dog having an affair with a lady

➡️ The police spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi in reaction quoted what the law says about 'bestiality as the lady in the viral video has been declared wanted

➡️ Meanwhile, a doctor in a chat shed more light on the diseases that accompany humans sleeping with animals and why it is not often talked about in the polity.

Adejobi made this disclosure following the latest talks making headlines about ladies sleeping with dogs per night for the sum of N1.5 million, a conversation that has been causing a buzz on social media in the Nigeria space recently. 

Police react: 

The above assertion sparked a heated debate on social media. Even the police’s spokesperson cannot help but react to the development by quoting what the Nigerian law says about the matter.

He wrote:

“Can you see this? Read it, so that we tell them oo, bc they all accept the dirty business. The law condemns it, our tradition condemns it, all the practicable religions condem it so what are we daying. My take.” 




Meanwhile, inside the video that went viral, a lady said “I sleep with a dog, I no kill person.”

What the law says

In Nigeria, it is a crime to sleep with animals, which they termed as bestiality. The punishment is 14 years imprisonment for anyone found guilty.

Section 214 of the criminal code states that “Any person that – (1) has carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature; or (2) has carnal knowledge of animal; or (3) permit a male person to get carnal knowledge of him or her against the order of nature; is guilty of a felony, and are liable to imprisonment of fourteen years.”

Section 284 of the Penal Code Act states “Whoever has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal will be punished with imprisonment for a term that might extend to fourteen years and is also liable to fine.” 

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