Man dragged to court for addressing married woman as ‘Babe’ on WhatsApp
A 38-year-old man identified as Sikiru Oluwaseun Jamiu has been dragged to court by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly addressing a married woman as “babe” on WhatsApp.
The Police said Jamiu sent a message to one Mrs. Opeyemi Adegbesan through the online instant message platform, saying “Good morning Babe.”
The police described the man’s conduct as an act likely to cause a breach of the peace in the marriage between Mr Akintunde Adegbesan and his wife, Opeyemi.
WITHIN NIGERIA reports that the suspect was arraigned Tuesday before an Ijebu-Ode Magistrate’s Court, Ogun State.
It was said that the message sent by Jamiu on September 19, 2021, at 8:02am, is an offence punishable under section 249(d) of the Criminal Code, Revised Laws of Ogun State of Nigeria, 2006.
The charge sheet read: “That you Sikiru Oluwaseun Jamiu ‘m’ on the 19th day of September 2021 at about 8:02 am along Fidipote Street, opposite IBEDC Office Ijebu-Ode in the Ijebu-Ode magisterial District did conduct yourself in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace in the marriage between one Akintunde Adegbesan, ‘m’ and Opeyemi Adegbesan ‘f’ by using the word “Good Morning Babe” on WhatsApp no 08059491562 and 08138868837 and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 249(d) of the Criminal Code, Revised Laws of Ogun State of Nigeria, 2006.”
No date has been fixed for hearing on the case yet.