‘Having Sex In The Car Is A Criminal Offence’ – Lagos Police Command
The Lagos State Police has said having sex in the car in public space is a criminal offence.
Spokesperson for the Lagos State Police said:
“Section 134 (a) Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 prohibits any indecent act in any public place without lawful excuse. The law holds that such a person is liable on conviction to 2 years imprisonment,” said Chike Oti, Lagos State police spokesman.
“Section 136 of the Criminal Law of Lagos state, 2015 provides that any person who commits any act of gross indecency with another person in public commits an offence and liable on conviction to 3 years imprisonment.
“It must be noted that section 134 which deals with offences against morality particularly section 134 (a) have it that indecent act in a public place makes both parties engaging in the act liable to imprisonment for 2 years.
“In the same vein, section 231 of the Criminal Code Act which is a Federal law and applicable in states other than the northern states where Penal Code is applicable also make Indecent Acts punishable. Going forward, the authorities of the Lagos State Police Command hereby declares that the assertion that sex in a car in a public place is not a crime in Nigeria is misplaced as the provisions of the Criminal Law of Lagos State prohibits such acts in public even if it is done with the consent of the other party
“To this end, the Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal wants Lagosians to be guided by relevant sections of the law against such acts.”
They were replying to an assertion by police spokeman, Abayomi Shogunle who had said it wasn’t a criminal offence to do so.
“Location is not a place of worship, parties are 18years and above, the act is consensual (agreed to by parties) and parties are of opposite sex.”