Managing Partner of Universe Attorneys, Akande Paul, has warned against sleeping with dogs or an animal in Nigeria.
The warning came amid concerns over a trending video of a dog having an affair with a lady.
According to Akande, the Criminal Code Act and the Penal Code Act criminalize sleeping with an animal.
He explained that sleeping with an animal attracts 14 years of imprisonment in Nigeria.
He said, “It is a Criminal offense for anybody in Nigeria to have sex with lower animals like dogs, horses, cats, cows, etc.
“Oral sex (‘receiving head’) from an animal is a sexual act which constitutes a sexual offense.
“In Nigeria, it is an offense to engage in bestiality (having canal knowledge of an animal).
“The punishment is 14 years imprisonment upon conviction based on Section 214 of the Criminal Code Act; Section 284 of the Penal Code Act.”
Section 214 of the Criminal Code Act states that “Any person who- (1) has carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature; or (2) has carnal knowledge of an animal; or (3) permits a male person to have carnal knowledge of him or her against the order of nature; is guilty of a felony, and is liable to imprisonment for fourteen years.”
Section 284 of the Penal Code Act states that “Whoever has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to fourteen years and shall also be liable to fine.”