Ebuka Okafor, a 20-year-old sales boy, has been paraded by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Akure, the Ondo State capital, for sodomy.
Okafor was nabbed by a vigilante group before he was handed over to the NSCDC, after he was caught and beaten to pulp at the Oja-Oshodi area of Akure.
Pedro Awili, State Commandant of the NSCDC, who paraded Okafor before journalists on Thursday, said an old man caught the accused while he was attempting to sleep with one of the boys the second time.
Awili disclosed that the boy was about to be lynched by the community, before the vigilante group rescued him. He was dragged to the Deji’s palace before he was handed over to the NSCDC for proper investigation.
He said: “Okafor was almost beaten to death before the Deji of Akure intervened and ordered that the boy be brought to the NSCDC office for interrogation.
“And during our interrogation with him, the boy confessed to the crime, stating that he defiled the two boys aged 12 and 13 years old. He told us this was not the first time he was sleeping with the two boys.”
The NSCDC boss called on parents to always watch the movement of their children and wards, as well as monitor the kinds of people they relate with as friends and playmates.
During interrogation, Okafor confessed to the crime and said he regretted his action. He also disclosed that he had been sleeping with the two boys for the past two months.
“I have been sleeping with them since August and whenever I have intercourse with them, I always give them N200 each. I have only slept with them three times, and the reason I am sleeping with them is that I don’t have a girlfriend and I always feel lonely in the shop always.”