An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday remanded a 32-year-old man, Victor Martin, in Kirikiri Prisons for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old boy through the anus.
Martin, who resides at Shasha, Lagos, is facing a one-count charge of defilement.
The Police Prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde told the court that the accused committed the offence on Dec. 1 at Ikeja, Lagos. He said that the accused assaulted the boy by having canal knowledge of him through his anus.
“The minor was sent on errand by his mother to fetch firewood.
“While in the bush, the accused dragged him and assaulted, and promised to give him money if he cooperate.
“He inserted his man organ into the boy’s anus and forcefully had canal knowledge of him.
“A good Samaritan heard the cry of the boy, traced where the cry was coming from and caught the accused in the act.
“He quickly called the police who came to rescue the boy and the accused was arrested,” NAN quoted the prosecutor as saying.
The offence violated Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Ruling, the Magistrate, Mrs B.O. Osunsanmi, while refusing to take the plea of the accused, said he should be kept behind bars pending legal advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
The case was adjourned until January 21 for mention.