A 45-year-old teacher, Akintobi Kayode, who allegedly put his penis into the anus of a 14-year-old deaf and dumb boy, was on Tuesday hauled up before the Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
The Magistrate, Mrs L.Y. Balogun, slammed a bail of N200,000 on Kayode with two sureties in like sum. Balogun said one of the sureties should either be a religious leader or a traditional leader.
Kayode, who resides at No.8, Oladelu St., Ogba in Ikeja, is standing trial on a two-count charge of rape and breach of peace.
The accused pleaded innocence of the offences.
Earlier, Prosecutor Jimoh Iseghede told the court that the rapes occurred twice, in May and July at Kayode’s residence. After assaulting and overpowering the boy, Kayode raped him.
“The boy, who is deaf and dumb, resides in the same neighbourhood with the accused. The accused always sends the boy on errands and on that day, he also sent him on an errand and lured him to his house and had a carnal knowledge of him by penetrating his anus.
“Kayode took advantage of the boy because of his condition … due to the pains he was experiencing he told his parents what the teacher had done to him,’’ Iseghede said.
The case has been adjourned till September 30 for mention.