Nigeria police explain why having sex in a car parked publicly is not crime


The Nigeria Police Force Tuesday affirmed that there was nothing criminal in having sex in one’s car parked in a public place provided that the car is not parked in a religious institution when the act takes place.

The police explained that car sex is unlawful if both persons are of the same sex (homosexual), adding that it could also be considered a crime if one engages in sexual intercourse with an underage person.

The Head of the Police Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit, Abayomi Shogunle, who made this clarification while responding to a question on Twitter, stated that anybody who harassed for having sex in a car should report the incident immediately.

Responding to a question, he 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,” Shogunle clarified.

This clarification is coming as a response to an incident that occurred last week when  a couple was harassed by a mob for having sex in a car.

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