Gombe State Police Command says it has
arrested two persons suspected of
homosexuality and another for
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 Molested
According to him, an old man notified
the police after querying the boy, whom
he met walking in pains after the
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
Molesting a 12-year-old boy.
He said that the police had also
apprehended another person, who goes
by the alias Popo, for allegedly Molesting
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.