For allegedly thrusting his sexual organ into the anus of a five-year-old boy, a teenager, Amisat Ganiyu, was on Thursday hauled up before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Ganiyu was, however, granted bail in the sum of N400, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
The accused,19, who resides at No. 20, Nasiru St. Alagbado, a Lagos suburb, is standing trial for child rape.
The prosecutor, Insp. Rita Momah, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Dec. 12 at Hasen St., Alagbado.
Momah said the accused, who lives in the neighborhood, was roaming Hasen Street when he spotted the five-year-old boy.
“He immediately dragged him into an uncompleted building.
“The accused stripped the boy after which he viciously penetrated the little boy’s anus and ejaculated.’’
The offence contravenes Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Ganiyu, however, denied the charge.
In her ruling, the Magistrate, Mrs F.A. Adeeyo, directed that the file should be forwarded to the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Section 137 prescribes life imprisonment for offenders.
The case has been adjourned to March 9 for DPP’s advice.