So You May Know: Nigeria’s Constitution has no Provision for the Defiling of Men

In other words, as far as those who drafted the constitution are concerned, it is not possible for a man to be a victim of rape, especially from a woman.

This is evident in the definition of rape in Section 357 of the Criminal code, Laws of the Federation: here, a rapist is defined as: “Any person who has unlawful canal knowledge of a woman or girl without her consent or with her consent, if the consent is obtained by force or by means of threat or intimidation of any kind, or by fear of harm, or by means of false or fraudulent representation as to the nature of the act, or, in the case of married woman impersonating her husband is guilty of an offence which is called rape.”

Not even is it considered that a man could possibly rape another man. One then wonders: what happens to the various cases of rape of men by women that we have been hearing about over time? There was even an incident where a man was raped to death by his very own wives in Benue State! There were other stories of bike men who were lured by their female fares to places where they were subsequently raped by gangs of girls!

So, what happens to these cases? According an expert opinion by the Vanguard, the most that such ladies would be charged for – if eventually apprehended – is sexual assault! Apparently there is still a lot to be done on the country’s constitution.

Culled from the Vanguard


  1. Mr issue here is,did de man consent to de act or was he induced by threat?the case is not that his dick stood.but was there a cordial agreement between the man and de ladies or lady?if the man was under a threat them he was raped.

  2. @Ifeanyi,no man’s penis will be erect as a result of fear,rather,it’ll go limp,so it is not possible for a man to be raped by a woman not to talk of more. The case of the Benue man was not rape. The wives made him fulfill his conjugal duties when he was caught giving it out to someone else!

  3. @crispy, ure very wrong in ur comment. Dont pray to be a victim else u’ll wish u werent taken unaware.
    @ifeanyi, ure correct.
    Men can be raped. Its a 2way thing. Once u dnt give d consent, ur right has been violated. Leave erection alone, it can stand at any time. Perhaps a trial will confuse u.