5th October, 2018
The police in Lagos on Friday arraigned a sexagenarian, Rabiu Tanko, and two teenage boys, Mohammed Samiu, and Musa Mustapha, alleged to have been engaged in the act of sodomy.
Tanko, 62, Samiu, 18, and Mustapha, 16, were brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court in Lagos on a two-count charge of conspiracy and having unlawful sexual intercourse.
All the accused however pleaded not guilty to the alleged offences
The Prosecutor, Insp. Chinalu Uwadione, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Sept. 29, at 8.00 p.m., at Agege, a suburb of Lagos.
Uwadione said that the sexagenarian and the teenage boys were caught having oral and penetrative sex.
He said the offences contravened Sections 261 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr O.O. Olatunji, admitted them to bail in the sum of N200,000 each with two sureties each who must be responsible and gainfully employed.
Olatunji said that pending perfection of their bail applications, Tanko should be remanded in custody while the boys should be kept at the Borstal Correctional Institute, Adigbe, Abeokuta, Ogun.
He ordered that the case file be duplicated and forwarded to the office of the state Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and adjourned the case until Nov. 5 for advice.