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Muslim cleric remanded over alleged anal sex with 16-year-old boy

“The defendant who claimed to be a Muslim cleric took the 16-year-old boy inside his house before assaulting him.”

• March 29, 2022
Badagry correctional centre

A Muslim cleric, Ovie Ejebor, who allegedly had anal sex with a 16-year-old boy, was on Tuesday ordered remanded by a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Chief Magistrate Patrick Adekomaiya ordered the defendant to be remanded in Badagry Correctional Centre after he plead not guilty to the charge.

The cleric, Mr Ejebor, whose residence is unknown, is standing trial on a charge of sexual assault by penetration.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Akpan Nko, told the court the accused committed the offence on December 15, 2021 at No 108, Kazeem Str., Ijyana-Cele, Ajangbadi, Lagos.

“The defendant who claimed to be a Muslim cleric took the 16-year-old boy inside his house before assaulting him.

“The offence contravened Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015,” said the prosecutor,” Mr Nko said. Section 261 prescribes life imprisonment for offenders.

The Chief Magistrate adjourned the case until April 25, for hearing.

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