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“Adultery is a crime liable to 3 years imprisonment” – Police

A former Lagos State Police PRO, Aliyu Giwa has taken to Twitter to warn that adultery is a criminal offense and attracts a punishment of 2 years imprisonment.

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 r*pe, 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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