Nigeria Police Says Having Sex In Car In Public Places Not A Crime
The Nigeria Police Force has made it very clear in a tweet that it is not a crime to have sex in one’s car in public places.
The Head of the Police Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit, Mr. Abayomi Shogunle, who said this while responding to a question on Twitter, however, warned that it could be considered a crime if one has sex with underage person; or if the car is parked in a religious institution when the act takes place.
The “sex in the car” question started to trend on social media after pictures of a young man and woman caught pants down in a car surfaced on social media, Facebook on Monday.
Since then, the viral pictures have sparked questions bothering on if the Nigerian law permits sexual acts in the car.
With respect to this, a twitter @Stanley_Moses13 asked, “Oga Yomi Shogunle please is it a crime to have sex in your car?
Sex in a car in a public place is not a crime in Nigeria provided;
1. Location is not a place of worship
2. Parties are 18 yrs+
3. The act is consensual (agreed to by parties)
4. Parties are of opposite sex
If threatened with an arrest over above, pls contact @PoliceNG_PCRRU. https://t.co/U1Dqk9Mywe
— Abayomi Shogunle (@YomiShogunle) December 11, 2018
Responding to the question, however, Shogunle said:
“No. Sex in a car in a public place is not a crime in Nigeria, provided the location is not a place of worship; both persons are 18 years and above; the act is consensual (agreed to by parties); parties are of opposite sex.
“If threatened with an arrest over above, please report to the Police.”