A 26-year-old Islamic cleric identified as Ovie Ejebor was on Tuesday remanded in a correctional centre on the order of a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly having anal sex with a 16-year-old boy.
Chief Magistrate Patrick Adekomaiya ordered that the defendant be remanded in Badagry Correctional Centre even though the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Ejebor, whose residence is unknown is standing trial on a charge of sexual assault by penetration.
Earlier, Prosecutor, ASP Akpan Nko, told the court that the accused committed the offence on December 15, 2021, at No 108, Kazeem Str., Iyana-Cele, Ajangbadi area of 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, ” Nko said.
Section 261 prescribes life imprisonment for offenders.
The Chief Magistrate adjourned the case until April 25, for hearing.