A 14-year-old boy (names withheld) and 20-year-old Gideon Harrison have been remanded in prison custody over alleged homosexuality, pending when they are able to perfect their bail conditions.
When they were arraigned at Juvenile Court, Ikeja, the teenager pleaded not guilty, while Harrison pleaded guilty to the charge.
They were arrested by the police at Ikotun, where they were allegedly engaging in homosexuality. The suspects were arrested after the residents, who saw them, handed them over to the police.
Trouble started when Harrison attempted to lure another teenager in the area into the act, but the boy refused and raised the alarm that attracted residents’ attention.
At the station, the teenager, who is from Abia State, admitted that he was lured into the act by Harrison, who is from Delta State.
Harrison also told the police that he used to give the teenager between N200 and N300 and that he was not the only person involved.
According to him, there are other teenagers in the area who have also collected money from him and allowed him to sodomize them.
The court, however, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N200,000, with two sureties each in like sum.
The court also ordered the sureties to deposit N200,000 to the Chief Registrar Account until the end of the matter.
The matter was adjourned to November 17, 2014.