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Gov. Oyebanji describes planned Kiss-A-Thon in Ekiti as ‘indecent’, to prosecute propagators
Governor Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti State has issued a notice that he would prosecute owners of facilities that would be used for a proposed three-day Kiss-A-Thon programme which was aimed at breaking a Guinness World Record (GWR) in the state.
According to a Prohibition notice signed by the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Dayo Apata, in Ado- Ekiti, on Thursday, 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.
Apata said the state government considered the proposed programme 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.”
The Attorney General added that the planned Kiss-A-Thon programme was 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.
“The Ekiti State Government has been inundated with a proposed planned 3-day prograamme by some individuals in Ekiti State tagged KISS-A-THON (a programme meant to be a 3-day kissing marathon event planned towards setting a Guinness World Record).
“The State Government has considered the proposed planned 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.
“That 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 breadth and length of Ekiti State.
“Consequently, no individual or corporate body is allowed to embark upon and/ or execute the proposed planned KISS-A-THON in Ekiti State. That any person and/or corporate body that allows himself or herself and /or facilities to be used in executing/ propagating the proposed planned programme in Ekiti State will be prosecuted before the appropriate court and dealt with according to the law, ” the Attorney General stated.
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