No fewer than 25 suspects, among them a 24-year-old man, Abara Elias, who allegedly defiled an eight-year-old old boy were on Tuesday paraded by Benue State Police Command.
The suspects were paraded for various offences which range from robbery and kidnapping to cultism and rape among others.
The state Commissioner of Police, George Chuku, while briefing journalists said the parents of the minor were away when the man lured the boy to an uncompleted building and defiled him.
He said, “While the boy’s parents were away from home, one Abara Elias lured the child to an uncompleted building and had canal knowledge of the victim. The child has been taken to the hospital for treatment while the suspect has been arraigned.”
Also, the police boss said one Ijir Joseph on December 2, 2023, at Wurikum Park raised the alarm that a corps member traveling to Port Harcourt stole his genital.
The false alarm, according to the CP, led to the beating of the corps member who was later rescued by the police patrol team.
He said, “The victim was taken to hospital for treatment and the suspect was arraigned for defamation of character and assault.”