Chike Oti warns Against sex in a car at a public place.
Lagos state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti warns against having sex in a car at a public place which could lead one to jail, this was drawn by a publication “Sex in a car in a public place is not a crime in Nigeria” as long as,
1. Location is not a place of worship
2. Parties are 18yrs+
3. The act is consensual (agreed to by parties)
4. Parties are of opposite sex.
The CSP Chike Oti in the latest release clarifies that there is certain back up to the arrest of anyone caught in the act, which certain section supports fully well, and the indecent act is punishable by 2 years in prison. He stated,
‘Sequel to the development, 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 a person is liable on conviction to 2 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 offense and liable on conviction to 3 years imprisonment.
‘It must be noted that section 134 which deals with offenses 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.’