A man identified as Usman Mohammed, 40, has been arrested by men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Gombe State Command. He was apprehended for luring no fewer than 12 children whose ages range from five to 10 years old. Mohammed, who is a resident of Liji in the Yalmatu Deba Local Government Area of the state, allegedly specializes in having carnal knowledge of minors.
While talking to newsmen on Tuesday, he revealed that he was introduced to same-sex intercourse by his Islamic teacher as an 18-year-old Almajiri student in Kano. The father of three said he regretted his actions while pleading for forgiveness from relevant authorities. He said “I learned homosexuality from my almajiri scholar around Brigade at the age of 18 years in Kano State. I am regretting my action and I am pleading for forgiveness,”
The State Commandant of the NSCDC, Waziri Goni, said upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime. He added that he disclosed that he was introduced to homosexuality to become rich. Goni said “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 further urged parents to take care of their wards themselves as no one can take care of them better than the parent.