Jul 10, 2017

Two men arraigned for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy


Two men on Monday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for alleged sexual assault on their neighbour’s son.

The accused, Saheedu Yahaya, 20, a factory worker and Rabiu Muhamed, 46, a fashion designer lived at No. 3, Awoyinfa St., Agege, a suburb of Lagos.

The duo, who are facing a two-count of conspiracy and sexual assault, risk three years imprisonment if found guilty.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu told the court that the offences were committed in June at the accused residence.

Ogu said that the accused lured the 10-year-old boy into their room on the pretext of sending him on an errand.

“They shut the door at him, fingered his anus and inserted their manhood.

“It was the cry of the boy that alerted one of the neighbours and she rushed to the accused window to see what was happening,’’ he told the court.


The prosecutor said the woman shouted for help and the two accused persons were apprehended by tenants and handed over to the Police.

The offences contravened Sections 410 and 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.

Section 261 states that any offender, who is found guilty of a felony and is liable to a three-year imprisonment.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Taiwo Akanni, granted the accused bail for N200,000 each with two sureties in like sum.