Bestiality Attracts 14 Years Imprisonement in Nigeria – Lawyer
Managing Partner of Universe Attorneys, Akande Paul, on Saturday said people practising bestiality in Nigeria risk a jail term of 14 years.
The lawyer warned against the act following the trending video in the Nigerian social media space, where a dog was having an affair with a lady.
It is unclear if the video was recorded in Nigeria as of press time but reports claimed it was filmed in Lagos Island.
The Criminal Code Act and the Penal Code Act criminalise sleeping with an animal, Akande said during an interview with Punch.
He said, “It is a Criminal offence for anybody in Nigeria to have sex with lower animals like dogs, horses, cats, cows, etc.
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“Oral sex (‘receiving head’) from an animal is a sexual act which constitutes 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 Criminal Code Act states that “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 that “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.”