Man charged to court for calling a married woman ‘babe’

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Ogun Police Command has filed criminal charges against a man, Sikiru Jamiu, at the Ijebu Ode magisterial district for addressing a married woman, Opeyemi Adegbesan, as “babe” in a WhatsApp chat.
According to the case filed on October 20, Mr. Jamiu, a resident of Ijebu Ode, committed the offense at 8:02 a.m. on September 19.
Mr. Jamiu is accused of conduct likely to cause a breach of peace in Mrs. Opeyemi’s marriage to her husband, Akintunde Adegbesan.
He risks one-month imprisonment under the state’s criminal code.
That you, Sikiru Oluwaseun Jamiu’m’, on September 19, 2021, at about 8.02 a.m. along Fidipote Street, opposite the IBEDC office, Ijebu Ode in the Ijebu Ode Magisterial District, did conduct yourself in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace in the marriage between one Akintunde Adegbesan’m’ and Opeyemi Adegbesan T by using the word ‘Good Morning Babe’ on WhatsApp no. 08059491562 and 08138868837, and thereby committed an offense contrary to and punishable under Section 249(d) of the Criminal Code, Revised Laws of Ogun State of Nigeria, 2006,” a court document seen by the Peoples Gazette said.
The section also stipulates that anyone who commits such an offense will be deemed idle and arrested without a warrant.
“Every person who, in any public place, conducts himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace, shall be deemed idle and disorderly persons and may be arrested without warrant, and are guilty of a simple offense and liable to imprisonment for one month,” the section of the code stated.

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