An Ondo State man, Pelumi Folorunsho, 24, has appeared before a Family Magistrate court in the state for allegedly sodomising his eight-year- old step brother.
The suspect, was said to have been caught by a neighbour while committing the act at their residence at No. 3a, Odige Street, NEPA area in Akure metropolis, who swiftly reported to the police.
Pelumi was, in no time, arraigned before an the court on a one-count charge of indecent assault.
Police prosecutor, Martins Olowofeso, explained to the court that Pelumi committed the offence at about 3pm on September 16, 2023 at their residence.
Olowofeso further said that the defendant caused harm on his step-brother after assaulting him.
“The defendant removed the victim’s trouser and forcefully inserted his manhood into his anus, when their parents were not around.
“That you, Pelumi Folorunsho, ‘m’ on September 16, 2023 at 3 pm at No 3a , Odige, NEPA area of Akure in the Ondo State Magisterial District, did indecently assault an 8-year-old boy, by intentionally penetrating into his anus with your penis, and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 3(1) (a) of the VAPPLAW of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2021”.
Therefore, the presiding Magistrate, F.A. Aduroja, ordered the defendant to be remanded in police custody pending the time judgment will be delivered.
However, Aduroja ordered him to clear bushes around the police station for two weeks, adjourning the case to October 5 for judgment.