The Lagos State Police Command has discredited a tweet made by the head of the Police Complaint Rapid Response Unit, Abayomi Shogunle, who said that having s*x in a car is not criminal. The Command spokesperson, Chike Oti, said it was indecent to have s*x in a car in public place, and that it’s not only in Lagos, but also in the entire country.
He said that under Lagos laws, couples are liable to between two- to three-year imprisonment upon conviction.
ACP, Shogunle in a tweet, had said, “S*x in a car in a public place is not a crime in Nigeria provided;
“Location is not a place of worship
Parties are 18yrs+
The act is consensual (agreed to by parties)
Parties are of opposite s*x”
But Oti said the state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, had received legal advice on the matter.
He said, “The CP Lagos has been advised by the Director of Public Prosecution of the state Ministry of Justice and the Legal Department of the State Police Command, Panti, Yaba, with relevant sections of the law as follows: 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 person is liable onconviction to two years’ imprisonment.
“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 three years’ imprisonment.