"Prostitution Is Not Crime In Nigeria" - Abuja-based Judge, Justice Binta Reveals

Date: 20-12-2019 3:31 pm (2 years ago) | Author: Chris Brazz
- at 20-12-2019 03:31 PM (2 years ago)
(m)

Against the backdrop of a Nigerian court that declared on Thursday that s*x work is not a crime since there is no law that forbids it,

Nigerians have taken to Twitter to state their views playfully around the matter.

Justice Binta Nyako of the high court in the capital, Abuja, on Thursday, awarded damages to 16 women who were arrested for prostitution in 2017.

It is the first time a Nigerian court has ruled on the legality of s*x work.

Babatunde Jacob, A lawyer representing the women told the BBC that the court upheld that security agents violated the rights of his clients when they broke into their homes alleging that they were sex workers.

Legal experts believe the judgment is likely to have far-reaching implications for Africa’s most populous nation.

The arrest of s*x workers by security agencies is a common occurrence.

In a crackdown in May this year, more than 60 women were arrested in Abuja for prostitution.

Many of the women claimed they were harassed, extorted, and publicly shamed.








Posted: at 20-12-2019 03:31 PM (2 years ago) | Gistmaniac

fire TRENDING GISTS fire

TODAY'S TOP
  1. Watch Former "American Idol" Judge, Simon Cowell's New Looks That Sparks Concern

  2. Photos: Popular Nigerian Skit Maker, Sabinus Acquires A House

  3. Rivers State Gov. Wike With New Drama As He Throws His Suit And Hat To Crowd (Video)

  4. Sad! Two Days After He Was Declared Missing, Igbo Businessman Found Dead In Bauchi Hotel Room

  5. Kanye West Reveals How He Caught Married Basketballer Chris Paul With Ex Wife Kim Kardashian

  6. Akwa Ibom Governorship Candidate Bags 42 Years Imprisonment

  7. “I Bring You Hope, That HIGH PRICES Is Here” -Bola Tinubu Causes Uproar In Bayelsa

  8. VIDEO: ''Thanks For Making My Heart Desire A Reality" -Ooni Of Ife's 3rd Wife, Tobi Phillips

  9. Photos: Bandits' Fresh Attack Left 7 Dead, 5 Abducted In Sokoto

  10. Gov. Wike's Live Band Lead Singer, Sensational Bamidele Narrowly Escape Death In An Auto Crash

  11. Drama As Nigerian Lecturers Block Road, Say Gbajabiamila’s Intervention Unfruitful

  12. How Ex-Minister, Diezani Gave Politicians $115M To Rig 2015 Election Under Jonathan – EFCC

  13. “Material Things Can Always Be Replaced” -Toke Makinwa Speaks After Being Robbed In London

  14. How Couple Returns Missing $2000 Of An Elderly Who Thought It Was Stolen

  15. Cars, Computers Missing —Governor Adeleke Gives Ex-Appointees 48 Hours To Return State Property

  16. Residents In Fear As 18 Passengers Abducted In Kogi


THIS WEEK
  1. VIDEO: How The Church Killed Minister Sammie Okposo - Pastor. Dr. Abel Damina

  2. The Real Reason For Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo Massive Weight Lose Revealed + Recent Photo in UK

  3. APC Candidate, Tinubu Opens up on Relocating Federal Capital From Abuja to Lagos

  4. Actor, Uche Maduagwu Gives Latest Update on Colleague, Genevieve Nnaji

  5. BREAKING: Adeleke Sacks 12,000 Workers, Dethrones Three Monarchs

  6. VIDEO: How Birthday Celebrant And His Friends Burnt Down Bar And Hotel in Edo State

  7. Lady Caught With Her Friend's Boyfriends In Hotel Room After She Went To "Console" Him (VIDEO)

  8. First Photos and Videos From Rita Dominic And Fidelis Anosike's White Wedding in UK

  9. Scary Moment Hook Up Girl Fainted After 3 Men Played Ritual Prank On Her (VIDEO)

  10. Commotion After Man Discovers Through DNA Test That He Is Not The Fathers Of His Children


TOP MEMBERS: