A 78 year-old man identified as Judas along side a 28-year old boy are facing jail term after being accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy are finally facing prison sentences after a year-long trial at the Mfoundi Crown Court in Yaoundé, they are facing charges of public indecency, rape, and homosexuality.
Cameroon-Info.Net reports, that the victim, identified as Junior, reportedly left the home to empty their dustbin with a wheelbarrow on the night of February 8, 2016. After misplacing the wheelbarrow, the boy took refuge in the depot of a transport agency in Biyemassi, Yaoundé for fear of being punished.
At about 11:30 P.M on that faithful day, he was said to have spotted by the two men who accused, arrested and charged him with the theft of several gas cylinders and a large sum of money in the agency’s shop.
The report also revealed that the two men went to the residence of the guardian of the victim and demanded FCFA150, 000 from her. Unfortunately, the poor lady could only afford FCFA 70, 000.
The dissatisfied men collected the money and went back to the warehouse where they started abusing the boy for hours until passers-by and neighbors who were alerted by the constant screaming of Junior caught the suspects and handed them over to the police.
‘It’s the older man who took off my pants and ordered me to go down on my knees. They brutalised and raped me,’ the boy told the court.
For his part, the public prosecutor said he was convinced of the guilt of the two men because of the clarity of the narrative of the alleged victim
The suspects who pleaded not guilty to the crime will make their next court appearance for the verdict of the case on the 13th of June 2017. If convicted they could be jailed on their way to prison.
Source: ( Linda Ikeji)