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Touch a woman and thou shall go to jail – Lagos

hehehe#  Guys, it is now a criminal offence in Lagos-Nigeria for a man to desert any woman he
impregnates. 

The State Attorney General, Ade Ipaye, who made the declaration on Tuesday at a sensitisation programme on ‘Criminal Law of Lagos State,
2011’ and ‘Administration of Criminal Justice Law, 2011’, “the
law was enacted to protect pregnant women and their babies…the new law makes it criminal for a man to refuse to
contribute to the ante-natal and post-natal expenses of a woman he
impregnated.”

“Any person who impregnates a woman or girl and fails, refuses or
neglects to contribute to maternity related cost from ante-natal or
post-natal stages, is guilty of an offence under section 277 of the
Criminal Law of Lagos State and is liable to face the wrath of the law,”
Ipaye said.
Ipaye said the old law handed down by the British Colonial
Government was outdated, as it mainly reflected the values of the
colonial administration.

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He however stressed that the new law has replaced the Criminal Code
Law of Lagos State Cap.C17 Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2003,
introduced in Southern Nigeria in 1914.

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Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348061000090 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

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