30-year-old Ibrahim Lawal, who reportedly had anal sex with two boys in Katsina, has been arrested by the State Police.
The commercial grinding machine operator who was remanded in the Katsina prison till April 30, 2018, had on several occasions sexually assaulted the two boys before he was reported to the police on March 28, 2018, by their parents.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Sani Ado, who told the court that investigation was still in progress and sought an adjournment, disclosed that Lawal had admitted to committing the offences. It was further gathered that the man who operates a commercial grinding machine at Sarkin Zango Quarters, Bakori, Katsina, threatened to kill his victims should they tell anyone about the act after luring them into his shop.
Punch reported that the accused was charged with ‘unnatural offence and criminal intimidation,’ which the police said were contrary to sections 284 and 397 of the Penal Code. Lawal’s plea was however not taken, as the court said it is only the high court that has jurisdiction to handle the case.
“You were brought here for cognizance purpose; your case is triable only by the high court,” the magistrate, Hajia Fadile Dikko, stated.
This is coming after 43-year-old man alleged to be an ex-convict, Maiwada Ibrahim, of Lambun Danlawae quarters, Katsina State, was arrested for allegedly engaging in anal sex with two 15-year-old boys.
It was gathered that one of the boys told his mother how he was sodomised by the suspect, who in turn informed the father. The father was said to have reported the incident at the Central Police Station, Katsina State.
Ibrahim had invited the two boys to his house, where they all watched pornographic film.
“Having aroused the victims, the suspect had sex with them through the anus. He gave them N200 each after the act.
“One of the boys, who was uncomfortable, informed his mother who reported the incident to his father, who then lodged a complaint at the police station,” one of the sources said.