Sexual Crime Among Married Couples in Yoruba Ethnic Group of Nigeria
This study investigates the extent and trend of sexual crime among married couples in Yoruba ethnic group of Nigeria.
Descriptive research descriptive research design was used. The population consist all married couples in the South West geopolitical
zone of Nigeria, the domain of the Yoruba ethnic group. A sample of 500 married couples was drawn using multistage sampling
technique. Data were collected using both quantitative and qualitative methods. The research instrument for the quantitative data was a
questionnaire and both FGD and IDI were used for the qualitative data. Frequency distribution and chi-square were employed in the
analysis of the quantitative data while the quantitative data were analyzed using content analysis and ethnographic summaries. The
findings of the study reveal that sexual crime perpetrated by a partner is common but not punishable under Nigeria law, for reasons
alluded to in the study. It is therefore recommended that victims of sexual crimes need be educated on bodily and human right.
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