A 24-year-old gay man, simply nicknamed Bow Berlin, has been arrested for allegedly defiling a four-year-old with hearing challenge in Ikorodu, Nigeria.

It was gathered that the boy, whose parents are also deaf, had been spotted crying and had indicated that he was feeling pains in his anus.

On close inspection, the parents noticed blood flowing out of his anus and inquired what had happened.

The victim reported that Bow Berlin applied soap on his anus and forced his penis inside when they were alone.

The suspect confessed to the crime to save him from being beaten to death by the angry residents of the area.

He has since been whisked to the police station while the boy was rushed to the hospital for immediate medical attention.