A policeman serving with the Bauchi State Police Command has been arrested for allegedly having anal sex with children between the ages of nine and twelve. The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ladan, confirmed the incident while speaking with Daily Trust. “A division was investigating the matter, but I have directed them to transfer the case to the state’s Criminal Investigation Department (SCID). The accused is in detention at the moment, and after investigation, we will make our discovery known to the public”, he said.
A source told Daily Trust that the policeman was accused to have slept with about eight children in Kandahar area of Bauchi metropolis. He said the policeman was arrested following reports by some parents. A senior staff at the Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, who doesn’t want his name in print told Daily Trust correspondent that about nine children were brought to the pediatric ward of the hospital by the policemen from the state’s Criminal Investigation Department for treatment.