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GWR: Engage in ‘kiss-a-thon’ and be jailed for 3 years – Ekiti government

The Ekiti State Government has warned that those seeking to embark on a kiss-a-thon in the state with the aim of setting a Guinness World Record risk three years imprisonment.

A group, Sugartee announced few days ago that on Friday, 7th of July, they will be embarking on the longest kissing session in a popular amusement park in Ado-Ekiti.

According to Sugartee, the kissing marathon will be for 72 hours (three days).

But the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Dayo Apata, in a statement on Thursday, prohibited the event and said that anybody who participates in the act will be prosecuted.

He said the same fate awaited proprietors or owners of any facility used for the hosting of such an event in addition to closing it down.

Apata said; “Pursuant to the provisions of the law and any other relevant laws applicable in Ekiti State, the proposed programme tagged kiss-a-thon is hereby prohibited throughout the length and breadth of Ekiti State.

“The planned kiss-a-thon programme is contrary to sections 148 and 150 of the Criminal Law (2021) which prohibits indecent acts and practices in the state, and anyone who violates the law is guilty of felony and is liable to imprisonment for three years.

“Any person or corporate body that allows himself/herself and facilities to be used in executing the proposed programme in the state would be prosecuted before an appropriate court.

“The state government has considered the proposed event as an indecent act, absurd, unhealthy and capable of denigrating the image of Ekiti State and same is contrary to the law of Ekiti State, particularly sections 148 and 150 Criminal Law no 21 of 2021 which prohibits indecent acts and practices in Ekiti State.

“Consequently, no individual or corporate body is allowed to embark upon and/or execute the proposed kiss-a-thon in Ekiti State. Any person and/or corporate body that allows himself or herself and /or facilities to be used in executing/ propagating the proposed programme in Ekiti State will be prosecuted before the appropriate court and dealt with according to the law”.