Gay Arraigned for Defiling Teenagers in Adamawa

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Gay, Arraigned, Defiling Teenagers, Adamawa State

Gay Arraigned for Defiling Teenagers in Adamawa

A suspected gay has been arraigned on Wednesday in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, for allegedly defiling two teenagers and infecting them with HIV/AIDs.

The 47-year old gay, Adamu Gwaldi of Anguwan Magaji, Yola South Council, Adamawa State, was arraigned before Justice Nathan Musa of state High Court, Yola.

Gwaldi allegedly took advantage of stranded two teenage jobbers to abuse them for weeks and eventually infect them with HIV/AIDS.

One of the teenagers who testified before the court said he and his friend from Muchalla in Mubi South Council of the state in 2019 came to Yola to seek for jobs.

He said they sought for Gwaldi’s (also known as ‘Magajin Gari) help, and he took them to his house, gave them food and sedated them without their knowledge.

He said they woke up the next day to realize that Gwaldi has had sexual intercourse with them through the anus.

“When I woke up, I experienced severe pain in my anus and found blood and sperm,” he said, adding that his friend was also abused in the same fashion.

He also said Gwaldi kept them in captivity and had sexual intercourse with them repeatedly for a week.

He disclosed that it was one Philip Bwasa who took him and reported the matter to police, which led to the arrest of the defendant.

Bwasa testified that he rescued the boy even when the defendant warned him to stop interfering in his affairs.

Investigative Police Officer (IPO), Sergeant Ishaya Iliya, said the matter was reported at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Police Headquarters, Yola, noting that in the course of investigation, they took the boy to Specialist Hospital, Yola, and that after he was diagnosed, it was discovered that the boy was actually defiled and he is HIV positive.

After cross examination by the defence counsel, N. I. El-Yakub, counsel to the prosecution, D. I. Kulthu, Senior State Counsel II, tendered confessional statements of both the parties in evidence.

The matter was adjourned to April 27, 2021 for continuation of hearing.

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