Garden egg seller in police net over alleged sodomy

A 23-year-old garden egg seller, Sanusi Umar , has been arrested by the police in Bauchi State for allegedly sodomising a mentally disabled 10-year-old boy.

Spokesperson for the police in the state, SP Ahmed Wakil, told journalists on Wednesday in Bauchi that the suspect lured the boy with N30 sweets.

“Officers attached to Operation Restore Peace, Bauchi State arrested the 23-year-old man on March 28 at 2100hrs. The suspect lured the minor with a N30 sweet and asked the victim to accompany him to an isolated area behind the AIB filling station along Kofar Ran  and sodomised him,’ he said.

He said that the minor was taken to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, where different tests were conducted on him to determine his health status.

Investigation, he said, was ongoing.

He said that the suspect would be charged to court upon completion of investigation.


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