Football Coach in court for raping 9-year-old boy

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A 32-year-old football coach Leodina Ahamadah, was on Wednesday arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court sitting in Igbosere, for allegedly raping a 9-year-old boy through the anus.

The victim’s identity was wrapped in secrecy being a minor.

The court however heard from the Prosecutor, Inspector Peace Chukwudi, that the accused committed the alleged offence on November 18 at Idi- Aba area of Lekki Beach road, at about 8am.

Chukwudi told the Magistrate Mrs K.O Doja-Ojo that Ahamadah, who run a mickey mouse football academy lured his victim into joining the side and on his first day  forcefully and sexually penetrated the 9-year-old boy’ s anus with his penis, without his consent.

Chukwudi said, “The defendant forcefully and sexually penetrated the 9-year-old boy’s anus with his penis, without his consent.

“Ahamadah, who charges N150 to N200, to coach the boy and other children had approached the boy to come and play football on the day of the incident and the boy had told him that he wasn’t going as he had no money.

“The defendant, however, told him not to worry that he would pay for him to practice and play football, for that day. Instead of taking him to where they play football, the coach took him to his house and raped him through the anus.”

The plea of the defendant was not taken. Magistrate Doja- Ojo, asked the defendant to approach the High Court to seek bail, as the court does not have the jurisdiction to grant bail.

The case was adjourned till December 12, for DPP’s advice.

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