The Nigeria Police Force has said that having sex in a car is not a crime, except if underage person is involved, or if both persons are of the same sex or if the car is parked in a religious institution when the act takes place.
The police made the clarification in a tweet in response to an incident that occurred last week in which a couple was harassed by a mob for having sex in a car.
The Head of the Police Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit, Mr. Abayomi Shogunle, in the tweet, asked anybody, who is harassed for having sex in a car, to report the incident immediately.
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.”
See below the tweet:
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.stan d man@Stanley_Moses13
Oga @YomiShogunle please is it a crime to have sex in your car?