A 20-year-old man, Ibrahim also known as ‘Ibro’, has been arrested by the Niger Child Rights Protection Agency for alleged sexual harassment of two minors in the state.
The agency’s Director-General, Mrs Mariam Kolo, on Friday in Minna said the suspect was arrested in Randan Ruwa Bosso, in Bosso Local government area where the incident occurred following a tip off by neighbours
The suspect lured two brothers between the ages nine and 13 to his room under the pretext of wanting them to assist him with house chores.
Malama Sailha Mohammed, the mother of the two boys, contacted the agency after she received distress call from her eldest son.
She said the children were living with her ex-husband, Malam Kasim Adamu and his new wife in Minna, after they were divorced.
Mohammed said: “I got a call from the senior boy who is 13 years who said he informed neighbours that the suspect called him to assist him wash his clothes.
“After washing and ironing the clothes, the suspect undressed himself and asked the boy to suck his manhood threatening him with a knife.
“He released semen and asked the boy to swallow it after which blood starting coming out of his manhood.
“He also asked the boy to suck the blood.
“My son summoned courage and called me on on phone and narrated the incident to me.
“I had to travel from Abuja to Minna because the youngest boy who is 9 started complaining of stomach pain.”
Confirming the incident, Kolo said the case had been reported to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for investigation.
She said that the victims had been treated after undergoing medical examinations.
Kolo described the incident as `ungodly and disgusting,’ adding that the children were not properly given parental care.
She appealed to parents to always look out for their children and wards and watch out for the the people they mingle with.