Is Adultery A Crime Punishable By Law? 23 Year Old Married Woman Imprisoned For Getting Pregnant For Another Man


Having an adulterous spouse is one of life’s greatest betrayals but is it a offence punishable by law? Why is it that this woman was imprisoned for adultery when no man in Nigeria has never been imprisoned for the same?

We find this news really bizarre.

A 23-year old woman, Rose James, was sentenced to two months imprisonment for getting pregnant for another man while still married, at Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja

NAN reported that Rose’s husband had reported the matter at the Police Station, complaining that his wife committed adultery and got pregnant for another man.

She explained that it was her husband’s fault as he was promiscuous and does not treat her well. She said, “my husband does not treat me right, but this new man does, he buys clothes and other things.’’

While pleading for mercy, she told the court that she had informed her husband’s family that she wanted to divorce him.



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