Police Says Having Sex Inside A Car In A Public Place Is Not A Crime In Nigeria

The Nigeria Police Force has clarified that it’s not against the law for citizens to have sex inside a car in a public place, as long certain conditions are met.

This is coming following a trending report that we did yesterday of a couple caught red-handed having sex inside a car parked in an isolated part of a neighborhood in Lagos State.

After being caught the couple were harassed and disgraced by residents of that area who even posted their pictures online for having sex in public rather than getting a room. Read the full report HERE.

The incident sparked debates on social media on whether it’s a crime to have sex inside a car in the country.

This debate led a Twitter user to ask the Head of the Nigeria Police Force’s Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit, ACP Yomi Shogunle, for clarification.

In response, ACP Shogunle said having sex in the car is not a crime provided that the location is not a place of worship, both parties are 18 yrs+, the act is consensually agreed to by parties, and that both parties are of opposite sex.

Shogunle urged members of the public to report to his complaint unit if threatened with arrest by police officers for having sex in a car.

“If threatened with an arrest over above, pls contact @PoliceNG_PCRRU.”

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