Officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Gombe State Command, have arrested a 40-year-old man, Usman Mohammed, for luring and having canal knowledge of 12 Almajiri children between the ages of five and 10 years old, IGBERETV reports.
The NSCDC on Tuesday, February 7 paraded Mohammed, a father of three who is a resident of Liji in Yalmatu Deba Local Government Area of the state. While speaking to newsmen, Mohammed said he was introduced to same-s*x intercourse by his Islamic teacher as an 18-year-old Almajiri student in Kano. He further revealed that he regrets his action and wants the public to forgive him.
While parading Mohammed, the State Commandant of the NSCDC, Waziri Goni, said upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime, adding that he disclosed that he was introduced to homosexuality to become rich.
“Unfortunately, he has not become rich. How can God bless such efforts of someone taking advantage of young boys? He has three children and a wife but prides himself in raping children in an attempt to get rich, he has remained a nail cutter”, Goni said.
Goni also appealed to parents to ensure they take care of their children.
“Nobody can take care of your children better than you. Parents must desist from handing their responsibility to outsiders”, he said.