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Police file criminal charges against a man for calling married woman ‘babe’ on WhatsApp


A guy named Sikiru Jamiu has been charged by the Ogun police command for referring to a married lady, Opeyemi Adegbesan, as “babe” in a WhatsApp discussion at the Ijebu Ode magisterial district.

Mr Jamiu, a resident of Ijebu Ode, committed the act at 08:02 a.m. on September 19.

According to the case filed on October 20, Mr Jamiu is accused of engaging in behaviour that is likely to create a breakdown in Mrs Opeyemi’s marriage to Akintunde Adegbesan.

Under the state’s criminal law, he faces a one-month sentence.

The statement reads;

“That you Sikiru Oluwaseun Jamiu ‘m’ on September 19, 2021, at about 8.02 a.m along Fidipote Street, opposite IBEDC office, Ijebu Ode in the Ijebu Ode Magisterial District did conduct yourself in a manner likely to cause a breach of the Peace in the marriage between one Akintunde Adegbesan ‘m’ and Opeyemi Adegbesan T by using the word ‘Good Morning Babe’ on WhatsApp no. 08059491562 and 08138868837. and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 249(d) of the Criminal Code, Revised Laws of Ogun State of Nigeria, 2006,” a court document seen by Peoples Gazette said.

The section also stipulates that anyone who commits such an offence will be deemed idle and arrested without a warrant.

“Every person who, in any public place, conducts himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace, shall be deemed idle and disorderly persons and may be arrested without warrant, and are guilty of a simple offence and liable to imprisonment for one month,” the section of code stated.

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