This is good news for the gents out there. You can sue a lady who refuses to come to your house after sending her transport fare.
The lawsuit, according to the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Police Service, Opetola Dolapo Badmus is backed by Act 29: Section 132 of the Criminal Code and can attract a 5 year imprisonment sentence.
What this means is that, the acceptance of the money constitutes a contract to which each party must respect the terms of agreement.
But a greater number of Nigerian women Kasatintin.com interviewed on the streets of Lagos and Accra are unaware that taking money from a man and not honoring his invitation is a form of ‘fraud’.
Some women admitted that indeed, they have at a point taken transport fare from a man and never showed up at his place.
They described ‘transport fare’ as a token they receive from men to enable them sort out urgent needs such as buying call credit, sanitary pad, fixing their hair and one which they also use for feeding.
They argued that it is not obligatory for a lady to show up in a man’s house even if he sends her money for transport.
‘Men shouldn’t ask us to refund the cash if we don’t visit. You know what, some men are very stingy. The only time they will give you money is when they want to use your private part’, one lady said and added:
‘If you starve me for that long, your punishment is simple. I’ll gladly accept your money and refuse to come over to your house. You won’t even see the colour of my pant’.
All the same, ignorance of the law is no excuse. The position of the law on this matter is also clear. Would you prefer to be in jail than to do the right thing?
Police PRO Opetola Dolapo Badmus has been commended in both local and international media for opening the eyes of men on the law.
She said ‘Dear men, If a lady tells you to send her money for transport to come over and you send her the cash and she decides not to visit you, and does not refund the money… You can refer to act 29 SECTION 132 of the criminal code and file a case of defrauding by false pretence against her. She can be jailed for up to 5 years’.
In as much as this may be a good news for the men, Dolapo Badmus has diss0ciated herself from the reports and described it as a ‘fal$e statement’.
She shared a post on her Instagram page saying:
Disclaimer!!! MY ATTENTION HAS BEEN DRAWN TO THIS FALSE STATEMENT CIRCULATING PURPORTEDLY FROM ME! I DID NOT AT ANY POINT MAKE THIS STATEMENT AND IN MY USUAL CHARACTER IF I HAVE MADE IT I WILL STAND BY IT BUT NEVER AT ANY POINT HAVE I MADE SUCH! I HEREBY DISASSOCIATE MYSELF FROM IT! THANK YOU.
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