A 19-year-old motorcycle spare part seller, Muhammad Abdullahi, has been arrested by operatives of the Jigawa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for allegedly sodomising a six-year-old boy.
The mother of the victim, on observing some changes in her child’s behaviour, reportedly interrogated him and he opened up to her about his relationship with Mohammed (the suspect), who happens to be a family friend, Vanguard reports.
Confirming the incident yesterday, April 13, in Dutse, the command’s spokesman, Adamu Shehu, said the suspect was arrested upon receiving a complaint from the boy’s father.
Shehu said the suspect has confessed to the crime, adding that he used to ask the young boy to accompany him to a nearby farm where he usually commits the indecent act.
A medical report obtained by the NSCDC Jigawa state command from Dutse General Hospital confirmed anal penetration, but there is no trace of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD).
The suspect will be arraigned before a chief magistrate court for prosecution as soon as investigations are concluded, as sodomy is a crime that contravenes the laws of the land.