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Sexual intercourse with minors underneath 13 attracts life jail -Delta PPRO

The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Bright Edafe, has warned that partaking in sexual activity with both a boy or woman underneath 13 years previous is taken into account defilement and is punishable by regulation with a most sentence of life imprisonment.

Edafe made this identified in a publish on X.com on Sunday.

He emphasised that consent will not be a sound defence in such instances and that makes an attempt to cowl up defilement can result in extra fees of aiding and abetting.

Edafe harassed that taking the matter to court docket and swearing an affidavit can even not suffice, encouraging dad and mom to report any situations of defilement to the authorities.

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He wrote: “A sexual activity with both a boy or a lady underneath the age of 13 years is defilement and the punishment, if discovered responsible, is life Imprisonment.

“Section 218 CC. In this case, consent is immaterial and such offences can’t be compounded.

“So going to court and swearing to an affidavit won’t work. In fact, any parent who tries to cover defilement could be charged to court for aiding and abetting.”

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