Man dragged to court for calling another man’s wife ‘babe’ on WhatsApp


A man, Sikiru Oluwaseun Jamiu has been prosecuted in court for making romantic advances at another’s wife via the American freeware, cross-platform centralized instant messaging and voice-over-IP service WhatsApp.

Charges were pressed against him by the Nigeria Police after he was dragged to the Ijebu-Ode Magistrate’s Court in Ogun State.

Jamiu was charged in court on Tuesday, October 26, by the police for misconduct likely to cause ‘breach of peace in the marriage’ between the woman and her husband.

According to a charge sheet, Jamiu, 38 sent a “Good Morning Babe” message through WhatsApp around 8;02 am on September 19, 2021 to Mrs Adegbesan.

It reads; “That you Sikiru Oluwaseun Jamiu ‘m’ on the 19th day of September, 2021 at about 8:02 am along Fidipote Street, opposite 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 ‘f’ by using the word “Good Morning Babe” on WhatsApp no 08059491562 and 08138868837 and thereby committed an offence contrary in and punishable under section 249(d) of the criminal code, revised Laws of Ogun State of Nigeria, 2006.”