A 25-year-old man, Chidiebere Okorie, was on Wednesday remanded over alleged defilement of four male minors in Ogboji town in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The accused, arraigned before the Children and Sexual Offences court in the state was charged with unlawful sexual intercourse of the victims aged 8,10,10 and 14 respectively.
According to the charge sheet read in court: “That you Chidiebere Okorie from Ogboji town in Orumba South, on July 10, 2022, within Ogboji had unlawful sexual intercourse with four underage boys by inserting your penis into their anus.
“You thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 3 paragraph 2 of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Law of Anambra State 2017.”
The accused, however pleaded not guilty to the four-count charge of sexual assault, while Counsel to the defendant prayed the court to grant him bail.
The Prosecuting Counsel, Mrs Amara Amilo, however objected to the bail applications, describing the offence as weighty.
Adjourning the case till September 21, Chief Magistrate Genevieve Osakwe ordered the accused be remanded at a correctional centre in the state.