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SEXUAL ENTICEMENT OF MARRIED WOMAN: LATEST PRONOUNCEMENT OF THE APEX COURT

The Supreme Court has in a unanimous decision dismissed the appeal of Professor Festus David Kolo a lecturer at the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State challenging his conviction for sexual enticement of a married woman. The victim was his student at the university.
It was stated on the first information report that the professor had been sending love messages to the married woman whose husband had severally warned him to stay away from his wife but he refused until he was caught red handed with the woman in a hotel room.
“The Appellant was charged under Section 389 of the Penal Code. It reads
389 whoever takes or entices away any woman, who is and whom he knows or has reason to believe to be the wife of any other man or from any person having the care of her on behalf of that man with intent that she may have illicit intercourse with any person or conceals or detains with that intent any such woman, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with fine or with both.
To succeed the Prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that:
(a) The woman was married,
(b) The Accused knew or had reason to believe that she was the wife of another man
(c) She was at the time of the offence living under the care of her husband or someone else on his behalf”
KOLO v. C.O.P (2017) 1-2 S.C. (PT. III) Page 103. Per O. RHODES-VIVOUR, JSC at page 138pic3

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  1. This could be the next best destination for socio-legal updates and more, by a no meaan personality but the Chief himself… Kudos sir.

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