The police in Abuja on Monday arrested a shoe maker, Haruna Ibrahim, 35, of Ajata, Jikwoyi in the Federal Capital Territory for allegedly, indulging in sodomy with six male minors whose ages range from eight to 14 years.
A source at the Jikwoyi Police Station told the News Agency of Nigeria that all the affected boys had confessed to the act to their parents.
“Their parents then alerted the police who arrested the suspect,” the source said.
The source said the suspect lured the boys into the act at different occasions, paying them N300 each.
“Sometimes, he will repair their shoes free of charge before perpetrating the act,” he said.
The source who pleaded for anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on the matter said that Ibrahim had denied the allegation but “investigation is still on to gather evidence after which the matter will be charge to court.”