Adeyeye Oluwatosin Babatunde of the Lagos State University (LASU) was arrested for kissing his 3-yr-old step-sister publicly.
In a viral video, Babatunde said the act was not done with any bad intention and that his father was present when he kissed his ‘sister’. He is a 400 level student at LASU
He later posted the video on his WhatApp status after which another lady accused her of being a rapist.
There have been serious argument amongst Nigerians over the arrest. Some claim the kissing was not ‘pure’ while others disagree.
A cross-section of the society believes Babatunde is a victim of the recent rape saga that shook Nigeria in recent weeks while others believe kissing sister or step-sister may be wrong.
Girlscouts.org in South Africa says: Have you ever insisted, “Uncle just got here—go give him a big hug?” or “Auntie gave you that nice toy, go give her a kiss,” when you were worried your child might not offer affection on her own? If yes, you might want to reconsider the urge to do that in the future.
Think of it this way, telling your child that she owes someone a hug either just because she hasn’t seen this person in a while or because they gave her a gift can set the stage for her questioning whether she “owes” another person any type of physical affection when they’ve bought her dinner or done something else seemingly nice for her later in life.
Affection from adult to children is being questioned globally in the light of many child sexual abuse cases that have occurred in recent times.
THE KISSING VIDEO