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Lagos court remands football coach    

Lagos court remands football coach     

An Igbosere Magistrate Court in Lagos has remanded a 32-year football coach, Leodina Ahamadah, for allegedly having sexual intercourse with a nine-year boy through the anus.

The magistrate, K. O. Doja-Ojo, remanded the defendant in prison, 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, Peace Chukwudi, told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offence on November 18, at 8:00 am at Idi-Aba area of Lekki Beach road, Lagos.

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“Ahamadah, who charges between N150 and N200 to coach the boy and other children, had approached the boy to play football on the day of the incident. The boy had told him that he was not coming because he had no money to pay for his services.

“The defendant, however, told him not to worry and that he would pay for him to practice 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 anus”.

According to her, the offence contravenes Section 261of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The plea of the defendant was, however, not taken.

The 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 bail. She ordered that the case file be duplicated and sent to the DPP for legal advice. The case was adjourned till December 12, for DPP’s advice. NAN