A soldier attached to the 72 Battalion, Makurdi, Benue State, Corporal Bashir, has been accused of luring a mechanic, James Usar, into his room and having anal sex with him.
Bashir was said to have engaged the 16-year-old to service his vehicle. He, however, asked him to wash some clothes for him in his room at White House Hotel where he sodomised him.
Explaining how the incident happened, the youth leader of the area, RAymond Asema, said Usar was delayed at the hotel till he slept off around 2am. He said the soldier ordered the boy’s arrest after accusing him of stealing N200,ooo. He was allegedly taken to the barracks where he was beaten.
The 72 Battalion army spokesman, Captain Ohegbe, said the complaint would be sent to the North-East where he has been deployed.