DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.(Tip 248)
“A FEMALE TOO, CAN BE GUILTY OF RAPE IN NIGERIA”.
Before now, rape was considered in Nigeria as penetration of vagina with penis without consent, thereby making it an offence for Males only. That has changed.
Now, RAPE is where there is an intentional but unauthorised penetration of vagina, anus or mouth of another person with any part of the body or anything else. Hence, males like females can sue for rape and also rape can be of anal/mouth too.
My authorities are sections 1, 47 and 48 of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015 and other similar laws in states of the federation.
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