A 19-year-old mechanic identified as Chinedu Ezebuka, yesterday, appeared before an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Special Offences Court, for allegedly sodomising 13-year-old boy.
The police charged Ezebuka whose residential address was not provided with sexual assault. He however, pleaded not guilty to the charge, Vanguard reports.
The prosecution led by Mr Olayemi Shofolu, alleged that the defendant committed the offence at 8p.m. on January 9, at Akinwunmi Street, Ikeja. He alleged that the defendant was caught in the act by a member of the public who reported the offence to authorities.
The prosecution counsel said three witnesses are slated to testify for the state.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos 2015. Justice Abiola Soladoye adjourned the case until May 20 for commencement of trial.