Akintobi Kayode, a 45-year-old teacher who allegedly penetrated the anus of an unnamed 14-year-old deaf and dumb male teenager, was arraigned before an Ikeja magistrate court, on Wednesday, September 2.
According to Daily Post, the prosecutor, Jimah Iseghede, told the court that the accused committed the offences sometime in June at his residence on Oladelu Str, Ogba, Lagos state.
Iseghede said the accused and the disabled boy reside in the same neighbourhood. He added that the accused had assaulted and overpowered his victim before he had a carnal knowledge of him.
“Kayode always sends the boy on errands and on that day, he had sent him on an errand and lured him to his house and had a carnal knowledge of him by penetrating his anus with his manhood. The accused took advantage of the boy because of his condition.
“Due to the pains he was experiencing, the boy told his parents what the teacher had done to him.
“The offences contravened Sections 166 and 258 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011,” the prosecutor said.
The accused stands trial on a two-count charge of rape and breach of peace. Rape or sexual assault by penetration are punishable by life imprisonment, in accordance with the section 258 of the code.
However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.
The chief magistrate, Mrs L.Y. Balogun, granted the accused a bail of N200,000, with two sureties in the like sum, adding that one of the sureties should either be a religious leader, or a traditional leader.
The case was adjourned till Wednesday, September 30, for mention.
Cases of such sexual assault are not rare in Lagos and Nigeria, on Thursday, August 6, a 24-year-old man, Nwanagbaihu Chinonso, was remanded in prison by a Lagos magistrate court in Isolo, for allegedly forcing his sexual organ into the mouth of a 4-year-old girl to suck.
The incident took place at Fakeye Street, off Isuti Road, Egan in Lagos.
Chinomso, who was reported to have first inserted his finger in the little girl’s vagina, before inserting his penis in her mouth, was caught in the act by one of his neighbours.
Meanwhile, in another related development, a 67-year-old pastor was accused of defiling a 10-year-old girl in Ubiane community, Aviele, Etsako West local government area of Edo state.
Adebayo, who allegedly took advantage of the girl when she came to get a phone in his house, told newsmen that he was moved by the devil to commit the act.