O.A.U Lecturer Charged With Sodomy


A university lecturer, Elijah Abodunrin has been charged to Ijeshatedo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos and remanded in prison custody at Apapa Lagos, State, Nigeria, for allegedly having carnal knowledge of a 15-year old boy (names withheld).

Abodunrin claimed that he is a lecturer at the Department of Physiology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.

The suspect was alleged to have inserted his penis into the boy’s anus in order to satisfy his sexual desire, after which he reportedly gave him N1,000 and warned him not to tell anyone.

The incident happened at Ago Palace Way, Okota, Lagos, where the victim and Abodunrin’s parents reside.

It was gathered that Abodunrin, who is now detained at Kirikiri Prisons returned from Ile- Ife where he teaches to see his parents when the incident happened.

It was learnt that when the victim could not bear the pains in his anus, he opened up and told his parents what happened.

The matter was reported at Okota Police Station and Abodunrin was arrested and charged to court for allegedly having carnal knowledge of the victim.

Part of the charge reads: “that you, Elijah Abodunrin on the same date, time and place did have carnal knowledge of the victim against the order of nature.’’

He pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The presiding magistrate, Mrs. D. T. Olatuku granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The matter was adjourned till 7 November, 2011.

Abodunrin was remanded in prison custody pending when he will meet the bail conditions.


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