21st April, 2021
By Aminu Garko
The Niger Police Command says it has arrested one Festus Okeke for allegedly luring young girls with N200 each and loaves of bread to engage in acts of gross indecency with them.
The suspect was arrested in Ishau village, for having unlawful sexual intercourse with the four minors in Paikoro Local Government Area of the state, Mr Adamu Usman, the State Commissioner of Police, who disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Minna, on Wednesday.
He said police operatives attached to Kafin -Koro division arrested the suspect on April 17, at about 11.00 am.
Usman said that the suspect lured four under-aged girls into his shop at Ishau village, during and after the Easter celebration, and raped them.
“The suspect had carnal knowledge of the two girls, while he fiddled with private parts of the other two girls with his finger. The victims are between the ages of 10 years and 13 years ,” he said.
He alleged that Festus Okeke, mostly lured young girls with N200 each and loaves of bread, to engage in such acts of gross indecency with them.
During interrogation, the suspect claimed to have given the girls loaves of bread and N200 for the Easter celebration.
The police commissioner said that the case was still under investigation and that the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded.
According to Usman, records had shown that the Festus Okeke was arrested on Oct. 4, 2019 for the same offence, with two minors from the same village, and was charged to the Chief Magistrate’s Court 1, Minna, for prosecution.
Usman added that the suspect’s records of sexual assault on minors indicated a habitual and serial rapist.