As a septuagenarian he is mathematically and biologically capable of being the boy's grandfather.

‘Konji’ is a terrible thing, and this old man’s sexual desire has landed him behind bars.

A Jos Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday sentenced 73-year-old Gabriel Kehen for attempting to rape a minor.

Kehen was charged with attempting to have canal knowledge of the boy through an unnatural means.

Magistrate Yahaya Mohammed, who sentenced the convict after he pleaded guilty and begged for leniency, did not give him an option of fine.

The Prosecutor, U.L Ocho, had told the court that the incident occurred on April 26.

Ocho said Angela Bakun of Tudunwada local council area reported that the septuagenarian lured her grandson, into his house to rape him.

“Only God can tell how many young children he has done this with, but we thank God he was caught this time, ” Ocho said.

Cases of sexual abuse against children across Nigeria have become regular occurrence with at least three court proceedings held each week across the federation.