A 67-year-old man, Mahmud Adamu, has been apprehended by the police in Adamawa over the allegations of sexually assaulting minors.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Suleiman Nguroje, the suspect confessed to a habit of fingering young girls.
The suspect, a resident of Sabon Layi in Ganye town of Ganye LGA, told the police that he usually caresses the girls before inserting his fingers in their private parts for his satisfaction.
The police added that the suspect has owned up to sexually assaulting three teenagers on separate occasions in his area, adding that he started the act in 2023 whenever his wife travelled.
Nguroje said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Babatola Afolabi, has, in light of the development, advised parents to be vigilant with people who demonstrate undue friendship with their children.
Meanwhile, the Ekiti State Police Command, on Wednesday arraigned 32-year-old Fatoyebi Kola before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged stealing of generators.
The defendant whose address was not given is standing trial on a one-count charge of stealing.
The Police Prosecutor, ASP Caleb Leramo, informed the court that the defendant committed the offence on December 24 at about 9:00 am in Orun-Ekiti.
He alleged that the defendant stole three tiger generators, valued at about N300,000, in the shop of the complainant, Ajibade Gbenga.
According to him, the offence contravened sections 324(1) and (2) of the Criminal Law of Ekiti State, 2021.
He urged the court to adjourn the case to enable him to study the file and assemble his witnesses.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him but had no legal representation.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Saka Afunso, granted him bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum and then adjourned the case to January 8 for hearing.