A 29-year-old man, Desmond Asiegbulem, on Tuesday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defiling a nine-year-old boy.
Asiegbulem, a trader, who resides at 8, Alhaja Abibatu St., Shogunle, a suburb of Lagos, is being tried for indecent treatment of a child.
The prosecutor, Insp. Simeon Inuoha, told the court that the offence was committed on November 11 at the accused residence.
Inuoha said that the accused called the victim into his room and shut the door behind him.
He said, “The accused defiled the victim through the anus.
“It was when the anus started paining the victim that he told his mother what the accused did to him.”
He said the offence contravened Section 135 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. B. O. Osunsanmi, granted the accused N200,000 bail with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till Feb. 9 for mention.