Charles Nwoke, Sokoto, Nigeria
40-year-old man from Gidan Igwai part of Sokoto State has been apprehended by members of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for alleged sodomy.
The Commandant of NSCDC in the state, Saleh Dada, revealed to journalists on Wednesday that the suspect was arrested by his members of the Corps for allegedly having anal sex with two boys in Gandu axis of Sokoto State.
Dada stated that the two victims were orphans, having lost their parents to Zamfara banditry attacks.
He explained that NSCDC would ensure prosecution of the suspect, while the victims would be handed over to relevant security agencies for necessary rehabilitation.
The commander added that the command equally arrested a 27-year-old man for allegedly circulating fake CFA, a Francophone country’s currency, equivalent to N300,000.
He said that the suspect had earlier been convicted of the same crime, but returned to his old life style after having served his jail term.
Dada urged marketers to be wary of those syndicates who, he said, were all out to defraud innocent traders in Sokoto markets and environs.
Also, the commandant said that another 30-year-old man had been arrested for allegedly burgling shops at Sokoto central market.
He revealed that the suspect’s apprehension followed series of reports and complaints by some traders’ unions at the market.
The Commander who further stated that all the suspects were apprehended from August 1 till date. He added that they would all be prosecuted in a competent court of law.