An Abuja Grade 1 Area Court has sentenced a 40-year-old commercial motorcyclist for attempted sodomy with a male neighbour in Dawaki, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
John Ezekiel of Dawaki village was charged with the offence and causing grievous hurt, offences contrary to sections 284 and 247 of the Penal Code.
The prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun, told the court that the complainant, one Julius Samuel of same address, reported at the Dutsen Alhaji police station on November 29, 2015, that the accused, on same date, went to his house and attempted to have anal sex with him, adding that when the complainant refused, the suspect bit off his lower lip.
When the charge was read to the accused, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three months imprisonment with the option of N6,000 fine by the judge, Mohammed Marafa.
The judge also ordered Ezekiel to pay the plaintiff, Samuel compensation in the sum of N8,000.