Nigerians have come together to condemn the Delta State Police PRO, Bright Edafe over the recent post he shared on his X (Twitter) page.


The officer stated that having sexual intercourse with a boy or girl under the age of 13 is punishable under the law by life imprisonment.

Edafe added that any parent or guardian who tries to cover the corruption would be charged in court for aiding and abetting.

His tweet read;

“Sexual intercourse with either a boy or a girl under the age of 13 years is defilement and the punishment if found guilty 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.”

Netizens however disagreed with him for noting that the law only covers children under the age of 13, as they all argued that it should extend to under 18’s.

In their opinion, children under the age of eighteen fall under the category of ‘underage’ and the law should cover them.

Below are some of the comments;

@rapuluofodeme:  Why 13 So you guys can continue getting married to underage girls. An adult is 18 years

@mizkimoraprecious:  Life imprisonment abi death by hanging!! But why 13?? Under 18 is a kid

@creativeoliver:  They brought down the age to 13 because of northerners, so you mean 14 years to 17 is fine?? This country is gone

@prettycy15:  Why 13??? What happened to 14, 15, 16, 17 and even 18 sef?

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