Don’t share sex videos, Police warn

Nigeria Police Officers
FILE PHOTO: Nigeria Police Officers

The Taraba Police Command, on Monday, warned citizens in the state against circulating sex video on social network platforms.

A sex video involving a man and a woman, both of whom were residents of Jalingo, had gone viral on the social network, sparking off public outrage.

The command’s spokesman, David Misal, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jalingo.

According to him, circulating sex video can constitute public nuisance, which can spark off public unrest.

“The perpetrators of this act must desist from it immediately because it can cause public nuisance and dent the image of our society,’’ Mr. Misal said.

When contacted, a Muslim cleric, Aminu Abdullahi, condemned the video and urged security stakeholders in the state to address the issue immediately.

“I am calling on all stakeholders to tackle this offence, which is against our religion, culture and even our laws.

“The two persons having sex in the tape are residents of Jalingo. We expect them to be brought to book to serve as a deterrent to others.

“This irresponsibility cannot be allowed to continue because it will erode our values and expose our children to immorality”.



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  • joe

    Excuse me? You are now going to be arresting people because they circulated sex videos? Is there a law that prohibits that? Or has Nigerian Police Force started making laws too? Christmas is approaching and the Police is looking for ways of making money by arresting (kidnapping ) citizens and collecting “bails” to release them? WTF does “It could constitute s public nuisance ” means?
    What a country.

    • Tare Daniel

      Pornography is illegal in Nigeria. There’s actually a law prohibiting it.

      • joe

        I have done my research, talked to every lawyer i know, read about pornography law in Nigeria and googled everything concerning the topic in Nigeria. My finding is that, there is no national law forbidding pornography. In the Sharia states most likely there is. As a matter of fact, there is a small porno industry in Nigeria, and what is prohibited are homosexual and child pornography. It would be interesting to know which law you are talking about then that prohibits pornography in general. I am not saying pornography is a good thing. What i am saying is thar deliberately peddling falsehood promotes ignorance.

        • Tare Daniel

          Did your research include the sections of the Mass media Law and criminal code dealing with obscene publication? Copies available on google play.

          • joe

            Really? On Google Play???. Hmm ok oo. You do well my brother.

          • Tare Daniel

            You seem surprised I mentioned google play (store). You will find apps on the Nigerian constitution and various acts. Happy researching.

          • joe

            You are right. Found a few apps on nigerian constitution. Will surely check it out. Thanks for sharing.