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    Man remanded for raping 7-year-old boy in his shop in Lagos

    A 38-year old man, Haven't Yusuf has been remanded to kirikiri prison by a Chief Magistrate Court in Ikeja Lagos over alleged sodomy.

    The presiding Magistrate, Davies Abegunde, turned down the plea of the accused and ordered him to be kept behind bars until next hearing in the matter.

    The police prosecutor, She Raphael Donny told the court earlier that the crime was committed on 13th January, 2017 at the accused hall of residence. 

    Donny explained that a 7-year old boy went to the accused shop to buy some biscuits when he forcefully raped him. 

    Yusuf lured the boy into a corner of his shop and defiled him through his anus. 

    On getting home, the boy narrated the incident to his mum when the pain is unbearable and Mr Yusuf was apprehended. 

    He added that the offence contravened Section 135 of the Criminal Law of the State, 2011.
    However, Abegunde adjourned the case to February 20 for hearing on bail application.

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