A man, identified as Pelumi Folorunsho, has allegedly sodomised his eight-year-old step-brother.
NIGERIACRIME learnt that Folorunsho, who committed the act at No. 3a, Odige Street, NEPA area of Akure on September 16, 2023, has been remanded by the Ondo State Family Court sitting in Akure, the state capital.
Information that reached this medium indicated that the suspect was caught by his neighbours while committing the act at his residence.
Following his arrest by men of the Ondo State Police Command, Folorunsho was arraigned before the family court on a one-count charge of indecent assault.
The police prosecutor, Mr Martins Olowofeso, told the court that the defendant committed the offence at about 3 p.m. on September 16, 2023, at their residence, adding that the defendant sexually assaulted his step-brother and caused him harm.
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He said, “That you, Pelumi Folorunsho, ‘m’ on September 16, 2023, at 3 pm at No 3a, Odige, NEPA area of Akure in the Ondo State Magisterial District, did indecently assault an 8-year-old boy, by intentionally penetrating his anus with your penis, and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 3(1) (a) of the VAPPLAW of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2021”.
He added that the defendant removed the victim’s trousers and forcefully inserted his manhood into his anus when his parents were not around.
In his ruling the magistrate, F.A Aduroja, ordered the defendant to be remanded in police custody pending when judgment will be delivered.
He also ordered him to clear bushes around the police station for two weeks and adjourned the case to October 5, 2023, for judgment.
In another news, the National Emergency Management Agency on Saturday confirmed that there was no casualty in the three-storey building that collapsed at Ikpoh Street, Surulere, Lagos.
Territorial Coordinator, NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.
The building came down at about 10.00 p.m. on Friday at No. 14 Ikpoh Street Surulere.