Babcock student in leaked s*x video can sue based on revenge po*n law

Babcock University
Babcock University

A Twitter user, @Opemi_awoyemi, has advised the female student in the leaked s*x video involving Babcock students to sue based on revenge po*n.

According to her, there is a law in Nigeria against “Revenge po*n”: Section 170 of the Criminal Code Act and section 24 of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention) Act 2015, and section 37 of the 1999 constitution are the Nigerian enactments covering the field on the issue of revenge. A strict review of these two provisions covers some part of revenge po*n if done on the internet and the perpetrator will be liable on conviction to a fine of not more than N7,000,000 (seven Million Naira) or imprisonment for a term of not more than 3(three) years or both such fine and imprisonment.

Under section 24 of the Cyber crimes (prohibition, prevention Act 2015), revenge po*n is also a punishable offence. The Act touched a great portion of the grey areas. It provides that ‘any person who knowingly or unknowingly sends a message via a computer network system which is false, grossly offensive, po*nographic, obscene, indecent or menacing commits an offence and is liable to a fine of N7,000,000 (Seven Million Naira) and or a term up to 3 years imprisonment.


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