From the Court

Football coach remanded for allegedly raping 9-yr-old boy

... another rapes 6-yr-old daughter


An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos Island, on Wednesday, remanded
a 32-year-old football coach, Leodina Ahamadah, for allegedly having
sexual intercourse with a nine-year-old boy through the anus.
The Magistrate, Mrs K. O. Doja-Ojo, remanded the defendant in
correctional facility, pending the legal advice from the Director of
Public Prosecution (DPP).
Ahamadah, who resides at Idi-Aba area of Lekki Beach road, was charged
with forceful rape.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Peace Chukwudi, told the court that the
defendant committed the alleged offence on Nov. 18, at 8 am. at
Idi-Aba Area of Lekki Beach Road, Lagos.
Chukwudi said: “The defendant forcefully and sexually penetrated the
nine-year-old boy’s anus with his penis, without his consent.
“Ahamadah, who charges between N150 and N200 to coach the boy and
other children, had approached the boy to come and play football on
the day of the incident.
“The boy had told him that he was not coming because had no money to
pay for his services.
“The defendant, however, told him not to worry and that he would pay
for him to practise and play football for that day.
“Instead of taking him to where they usually play football, the coach
took him to his house and had sexual intercourse with him through the
According to her, the offence contravenes Section 261of the Criminal
Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Magistrate Doja- Ojo asked the defendant to approach the High Court to
seek for bail, as the court did not have the jurisdiction to grant
She ordered that the case file be duplicated and sent to the DPP for
legal advice.
The case was adjourned till Dec. 12, for DPP’s advice.

… another rapes 6-yr-old daughter

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday, remanded a
43-year-old man, Amarachi Chukwuneke, in Kirikiri Correctional Centre,
for allegedly defiling his six-year-old daughter.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Olufunke Sule-Amzat, said that Chukwuneke
should be remanded in the correctional centre pending advice from the
Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Chukwuneke, who resides in Amuwo Odofin Estate, Festac area of Lagos,
is being tried for his daughter’s defilement.
The Prosecutor, ASP Benson Emuerhi, told the court that the defendant
committed the offence on Nov. 4 at his residence.
Emuerhi said that the defendant defiled his daughter of about six
years, when her mother was not around.
“The mother noticed that the girl always cry anytime she washes her
private parts while bathing.
“She decided to take her to the hospital for a medical checkup, and it
was at the hospital that the child was confirmed to have been defiled.
“The case was reported at the police station and the father of the
baby was arrested for questioning,’’ the prosecutor told the court.
The offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
However, plea of the defendant was not taken.
The case was adjourned until Feb. 27, for mention.

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