An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered the remand of a 28-year-old pastor, one Seyi Adelana, in Kirikiri Prisons for allegedly defiling two boys.
When the case was called up, the magistrate, Mrs B.O. Osunsanmi, refused to take the plea of the accused.
She ordered that the accused be kept behind bars pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Adelana, who resides at Igbogbo area of Ikorodu, Lagos, is being tried for defilement.
The prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde told the court that accused committed the offence between June and November 2018 at his residence.
Ayorinde said that the accused unlawfully assaulted the boys, both 17 years old, by defiling them through their anus.
He said that the accused was exposed when one of theboys was declared missing for four days.
“During investigation, the boy, who was found with the accused, told his parents what the accused had been doing with him and his friend.
“The parent reported the case to the police and the accused who has separated from his wife was arrested,” the prosecutor said.
Ayorinde said the offence violated the provisions of Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the section prescribes life imprisonment for offenders.
The case was then adjourned until Feb. 27 for mention.