A 38-year-old man, Hafeez Yusuf, was on Friday ordered to be remanded in Kirikiri prison over alleged sodomy on a 7-year-old boy.
The culprit, a trader, who resides at Kareem Oyelade St., Dopemu, a suburb of Lagos, is facing one-count charge of sexual assault.
He was brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday for luring the little boy who came to buy biscuit to his inner shop, and then raping him through the anus.
During hearing, the Chief Magistrate, Mrs Davies Abegunde, refused the plea of the accused and ordered him to be remanded until the adjourned date.
Vanguard Newspaper reports that Abegunde adjourned the case to February 20 for hearing on bail application.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Raphael Donny, had earlier told the court that the offence was committed on January 13 at the accused residence.
Donny said that the victim went to the accused shop to buy some biscuit when he assaulted him.
“The accused lured the boy into his inner shop and defiled him through his anus.
“The victim told his mother when the pain was unbearable for him and the accused was apprehended,’’ he said.
The offence contravened Section 135 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.