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Bestiality: Sleeping With Animals Attracts 14 Years Imprisonment In Nigeria – Lawyer

Bestiality: Sleeping With Animals Attracts 14 Years Imprison

Bestiality: Sleeping With Animals Attracts 14 Years Imprisonment In Nigeria – Lawyer

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Zaccheus Ukhueleigbe
Zaccheus Ukhueleigbe

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The news of a lady having sex with a dog, otherwise known as bestiality, hit the trends for the week, with a lawyer, Akande Paul, saying such an act can attract a jail term of 14 years.

Akande Paul, a Managing Partner of Universe Attorneys, told The Punch that the Criminal Code Act and the Penal Code Act criminalise sleeping with an animal.

“It is a Criminal offence for anybody in Nigeria to have sex with lower animals like dogs, horses, cats, cows, etc.

“Oral sex (‘receiving head’) from an animal is a sexual act which constitutes a sexual offence. In Nigeria, it is an offense to engage in bestiality (having canal knowledge of an animal).

“The punishment is 14 years imprisonment upon conviction based on Section 214 of the Criminal Code Act; Section 284 of the Penal Code Act.”

Section 214 of the Criminal Code Act states: “Any person who- (1) has carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature; or (2) has carnal knowledge of an animal; or (3) permits a male person to have carnal knowledge of him or her against the order of nature; is guilty of a felony, and is liable to imprisonment for 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 shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to fourteen years and shall also be liable to fine.”

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