Man, 74, arrested for sexually abusing boys

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Yola: A 74 year old man, Usman Jidda, has been arrested by the Police in Yola for alleged sodomy, the state police command has confirmed.

The Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Ibrahim who confirmed the arrest Wednesday told newsmen said that the suspect was arrested in Jimeta area of the metropolis.

The police image maker said the suspect, a mason had been having affairs with four children aged between 13 to 15 years for a long period.

He stated that the suspect usually lure his victims with money and other valuables.

“The father of one of the children took his son that sustain injury in the act to a private clinic prompting the Doctor to alert the police”, Ibrahim said.

The PPRO commended the action of the Doctor pointing out that the parent of the boy had wanted the matter to be buried for fear of stigmatization.

The Police command urged parents to monitor the movements of their wards to guard against such characters that would take advantage of them.

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