A 24-year-old suspected gay man identified as Osamudiamen Amayo, was, today, remanded in prison by an Egor Magistrate court sitting in Benin, Edo state, for allegedly defiling a 9-year-old boy.

According to reports, the incident happened around Medical Stores road, Benin City. Luck ran out on the suspect when the mother of the victim started noticing her son’s strange behaviour and rapid loss of weight.

Upon probing, the victim told his mother how Amayo had been raping him with threats to kill him and the mother if he discloses what happens between them to anybody.

The matter was reported to the Edo Civil Society Organisations, who got the suspect arrested and later charged to court. After his arraignment today, Amayo was remanded in prison and the case adjourned till the 6th of December, 2018.

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