The Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence court has remanded a 38-year-old man, Afeez Gbadamosi, for allegedly sexually molesting his two underage sons.
NIGERIACRIME learnt that the father was dragged before the court by the Lagos State Government for the offence he committed against his two sons, who are between ages three and seven.
The suspect was arraigned on four counts of sexual assault and indecent behaviour preferred against him by the state.
The offence was committed sometime between 2021 and 2022 at the Iyanamuda area of Agric in Ikorodu, Lagos State.
According to the state prosecuting counsel, Abimbola Abolade, the defendant during these periods inserted his finger into his victims’ anus.
Abolade told Justice Abiola Sholadoye that Gbadamosi indecently touched their genitals, pressed their buttocks and also made them watch him while he having sexual intercourse with his wife.
According to the prosecutor, the offences contravened Sections 261 and 264 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.
However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The defendant’s counsel, O.O Oladipupo, urged the court to grant her client bail in liberal terms.
But Justice Sholadoye, before adjourning the case, ordered that the defendant be remanded at the Ikoyi Custodial Centre pending when he can perfect his bail conditions.
She adjourned the case till November 20, 2023, for trial.
Similarly, the Magistrates’ Court in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, has ordered that a 28-year-old trader, Ham Ishaya, be remanded in a correction centre for allegedly defiling a 15-year-old girl.
Ishaya was charged by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) with rape, contrary to Section 258 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law.
The presiding judge, Mr Michael Bawa, did not take the plea of Ishaya for lack of jurisdiction to hear the matter.
Bawa directed the prosecutor to forward the case file to the State Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice.
He then adjourned the matter until October 24 for further mention.
Earlier, the NSCDC prosecutor, Mr Marcus Audu, told the court that Esther Peter of Marsa reported the matter at the corp’s office in Kafanchan on October 10.
Audu said Ishaya attacked the minor at a burial party where she was selling sugar cane.
He noted that the victim was taken to the Salama Sexual Assault Referral Centre for medical examination and thereafter referred to the NSCDC for investigation.