2 men accused of raping teenage boys

Gombe State Police Command says it has arrested two persons suspected of homosexuality and another for rape.
Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, Mr. Fwaje Atajiri, made this known yesterday in Gombe.
Atajiri said that a 25-year-old suspected homosexual of Dubai by-pass Gombe had, on September 15, lured a seven-year-old boy to an uncompleted building, threatened him with a knife and raped him.
According to him, an old man notified the police after querying the boy, whom he met walking in pains after the rape.
The police spokesman said the suspect was immediately arrested and after interrogation allegedly confessed to have committed the offence.
Also, Atajiri said another suspect, who resides at Riyal quarters, Gombe, was arrested at a building site in Cham village of Balanga Local Government after raping a 12-year-old boy.
He said that the police had also apprehended another person, who goes by the alias Popo, for allegedly raping a three-year-old girl.
He said the cries of the baby alerted her mother, who rushed to the scene and caught the suspect red-handed.
Atajiri said when Popo of Sarkin Yaki quarters, Kumo, in Akko Local Government tried to escape, neighbours helped to arrest and lock him up in a room until the police arrived.
The police spokesman also disclosed that three robbery suspects were arrested by residents in Bambam town of Balanga Local Government, after attempting to rob one Alhaji Hamma Cham.
Atajiri said all the suspects would be arraigned in court as soon as investigations were concluded.

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