A 32-year-old football coach, has been arrested for for allegedly raping a nine-year-old boy in Lagos.
Football coach, Leodina Ahamadah was arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos Island on Wednesday for allegedly having sexual intercourse with a nine-year-old boy through his anus and charged with forceful rape.
Ahamadah, who resides at Idi-Aba area of Lekki Beach road allegedly committed the offence on Nov. 18, at 8 am. at Idi-Aba Area of Lekki Beach Road, Lagos, Prosecutor, Insp. Peace Chukwudi, told the court.
The Magistrate, Mrs K. O. Doja-Ojo, remanded the defendant in correctional facility, pending the legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
According to the Prosecutor, the offence contravenes Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Chukwudi said: “The defendant forcefully and sexually penetrated the nine-year-old boy’s anus with his penis, without his consent.
“Ahamadah, who charges between N150 and N200 to coach the boy and other children, had approached the boy to come and play football on the day of the incident.
“The boy had told him that he was not coming because had no money to pay for his services.
“The defendant, however, told him not to worry and that he would pay for him to practise and play football for that day.
“Instead of taking him to where they usually play football, the coach took him to his house and had sexual intercourse with him through the anus”.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the plea of the defendant was not taken.
She ordered that the case file be duplicated and sent to the DPP for legal advice while it was adjourned till Dec. 12, for DPP’s advice.