Man, Woman Get 6-Month Jail Term For Adultery
Sunday Adedeji and 18-year-old Juliet Danladi have been found guilty of adultery and are to serve a three-month jail term each.
A Kano Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday sentenced the pair.
They were arrested after Charles Danladi, believed to be the woman’s husband, reported the case to the police on June 4.
Adedeji, 32, and the woman of Dakata Quarters, Kano, faced a two-count charge of adultery.
The prosecutor, Junaidu Aminu, told the court that Charles, who lives in the same address, reported the case at Dakata Police Division, Kano.
He said Charles had claimed that about 5 months ago the convicts had illicit carnal knowledge without formal marriage.
Aminu said that the offences contravened sections 387 and 388 of the Penal Code.
The convicts pleaded guilty to the charge.
After hearing from both parties, Chief Magistrate Kabiru Abubakar sentenced the convicts to three months imprisonment with an option to pay 10,000 Naira fine each.