A 45-year-old man in Adamawa State, Sani Salihu, has been arraigned in court in the capital, Yola, for allegedly having forced anal sex with a 14-year-old boy.
The Chief Magistrate Court I, presided over by Magistrate Alheri Ishaku Salihu, heard that Salihu of Jippu Jam in Yola South Local Government Area lured the boy into a nearby bush, threatened him with a pair of scissors, and abused him sexually.
Arraigning the defendant, the police prosecutor, Inspector Zakka Musa, alleged that Salihu, said to be a business man, penetrated the boy through the anus on the 24th June, 2023, after brandishing the scissors which he threatened to use if he refused.
According to the police, the boy’s father, a resident of Modire Ward of Yolde Pate, in Yola South LGA, reported the matter to the on June 27, 2023.
The defendant, who was arraigned before the court for ‘unnatural offence’, contrary to Section 263 of the penal code, pleaded not guilty to the alleged offence.
The Magistrate adjourned the case to 20th July, 2023, for further mention, and asked that the defendant be remanded.
The order followed an application by the prosecutor to enable him duplicate the case file and transmit it to the Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice.
In a related development, the Magistrate Court has sumarrily convicted and sentenced Sani Salihu to two years imprisonment for a different offence.
He was handed the jail term and given option of a N100,000 fine after he was convicted for the offence of resistance to his lawful arrest over his initial alleged offence.
He was accused of attempting to escape while being taken to Yolde Pate Correctional Centre by Inspector Ahmed Mohammed of the CID on July 3, 2023, when he was first arraigned in court.
Inspector Zakka Musa told the court that the convict jumped out of the tricycle in which he was being conveyed at Yolde Pate and attempted to escape but he was re-arrested by the officer after a long pursuit.