The police have arrested a 20-year-old man, Job Martins, for allegedly having anal sex with a 16-year-old boy (name withheld) as payment for a N22, 000 debt.
The police accused the teenager of stealing Martins’ Zenith Bank Plc Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card through which he withdrew N22,000 from the bank.
Martins, a house keeper, allegedly promised to forgive the debt if the teen, a cleaner, would practice homosexuality with him.
According to the police, the boy agreed, but only for ‘one last time.’
The teenager, resident at Goshen Estate, Ikate, Lekki, Lagos and Martins, who lives in Aboki Estate, Lekki, were arraigned Thursday by the police before Mrs. O. A. Ogunbowale of an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
They are standing trial on a two-count charge bordering on stealing and unlawful sexual intercourse.
Prosecuting Sergeant Ajaga Agboko told the court that the defendants committed the alleged offences sometimes in August, at Aboki Estate.
“The defendants were caught having sex through the anus and when asked why they did it, the boy said Martins, his boyfriend, cajoled him into it because of a N22, 000 debt.
“He said he took Martins’ ATM card without his knowledge and withdrew N22, 000 from his account with which he bought a phone. When Martins found out, he promised to repay him from his salary but Martins promised to forget the money on the condition that the teenager agreed to have anal sex with him.
“The boy said he agreed but only if that would be the last time they would have annual sex, as he did not like the act since he was not a girl,” Agboko said.
The alleged offences, the prosecutor added, were punishable under Sections 285 and 136 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge but the court rejected their application for bail and advised them to apply to the High Court.
Magistrate Ogunbowale ordered that the case file be transferred to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for advice and adjourned till November 11.RECEIVE NEWS UPDATE ON: WHATSAPP +234 701 056 0394, AND TWITTER: @247NGNEWSUPDATE, EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE Share your story with us: firstname.lastname@example.org PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>