• Crime - Jigawa
  • Updated: June 02, 2023

Jigawa NSCDC Arrests Four For Sodomy Of Minors

The Jigawa Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has apprehended 22-year old Bashir Hassan of Habude Quarters, Birnin Kudu local government, Ado Muhammad, Usman Abba, and Yusuf Garba aged 18,15 and 14 all of Kofar Fada Quarters, Birnin Kudu local government State for homosexuality.

A statement to by the command's spokesman, CSC Adamu Shehu, said the act is an unnatural offence, contrary to section 284 of the penal code law of Jigawa State and punishable under same section. 

The statement added that two of the suspects were arrested on Saturday, 28t of May, after a father lodged his complain that his child was sodomised.

The father stated that he had noticed the constant visitation of his child to Ado's Barbing Shop and most atimes will return with some gifts including sweets, therapeutic food popularly known as 'tamowa' and money which heightened his suspicion. 

"Upon inquiry from the boy he stated his relationship with Ado and his friends.

"The boy narrated that Ado used to take him and his friend from the neighbourhood, a twelve-year-old to an uncompleted building nearby and had canal knowledge of them and thereafter, invited his friends namely Yusuf Garba and Usman Abba to also engaged them with a threat to kill them if they dare tell anyone."

According to the boys, they engaged them more than five times. 

"Investigation into the case further revealed another suspect Bashir Hassan and Six (6) other victims aged between 11- 13 respectively which were both sodomized. Bashir used to give them N20, N50 as the case may be and his phone for them to play games.

"The syndicate has sodomized a total of Eight (8) underaged Children."

According to the statement, medical examination conducted at the Sexual Assault and Referral Center, Dutse General Hospital, revealed evidence of repeated sexual penetration. 

Although two of the suspects, Yusuf Garba and Usman Abba denied the allegation, medical report obtained from SARC revealed that they themselves were victims of the alleged crime. 

The statement added that the suspects will be charged to court, after all investigations are concluded.

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