A 31-year-old man, Samson Ndubuisi, who allegedly had canal knowledge of an 11-year-old boy, was on Wednesday hauled up before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. Ndubuisi, a resident of No. 3/4, Umuaka Close, Ilufe Junction, Alaba Market, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and sexual assault by penetration.
The Prosecutor, ASP Soji Ojaokomo told the court that the accused committed the offences on April 12 at his apartment. Ojaokomo said the accused had canal knowledge of boy without his consent.
The complainant said that on that fateful day, he went to fetch water at one Mrs Doris Ezenwa’s company. He said while he was fetching water, the accused called him and took him to a room where he forcefully had canal knowledge of him through the anus. The boy said that each time he went to fetch water Ndubuisi would take him to the usual spot and have sex with him.
The complainant also said that the accused also bribed him with N100 each time he slept with him. The 11-year-old boy said they were caught by two men, who were Ndubuisi’s colleague at the water company. The boy said the accused threatened to kill him if he dare tell his parents about it, he said.
Ojaokomo said the offences contravened the provision of Sections 259 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 259 prescribes life imprisonment for sexual assault by penetration. The Magistrate, Mr Patrick Adekomaiya, granted the accused bail in the sum of
N 50,000 with one surety in like sum. He adjourned the case till May 28 for trial.