The Bauchi State police command has disclosed that one of its officers (name withheld) has been apprehended and detained in a cell for allegedly having anal sex with minors.
The State Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Ladan, revealed that the officer was arrested for reportedly sodomising children between the ages of nine and 12 at ‘Unguwar Kandahar’ in the Bauchi metropolis.
He added that the suspect was currently being interrogated by the State Criminal Investigation Department [SCID], and noted that as soon as investigation was completed, the accused would arraigned in court so as to serve as a deterrent to others.
Narrating the incident, a resident of the area where the event occurred said the policeman was caught by the residents, adding that the victims who sustained injuries in their private parts were rushed to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, for treatment.
A source at the hospital who pleaded anonymity told LEADERSHIP that there were between nine and ten children taken to the pediatric ward in the hospital by the policemen from the CID, and that they were treated and discharged.