14th July, 2018
A 30-year-old child abuse suspect, Mohammed Abubakar, has admitted to luring a nine-year-old primary four pupil to having sex with him using a N10 lollipop bait because his wife just gave birth.
The suspect, a commercial motorcyclist, who resides in Tudun Fulani in Bosso Local
Government Area of Niger State, disclosed this while being interrogated by the Niger
State Child Right Protection Agency.
In his confessional statement, Abubakar said: “I saw her outside her school where I had parked my motorcycle to buy sweet and she told me to give her sweet. “I gave her a sweet and then lured her to an uncompleted building and had sex with her.
“I am a married man. My wife and I have a three-month-old baby; I have not been sleeping with my wife because she just gave birth recently and that tempted me into doing the act with
“I only had sex with the girl once; I am sorry.”
On interrogation, the school pupil narrated her own side of the story this way;
“He usually lures me to an uncompleted building close to the school during break time. He will touch my buttocks and put his finger inside my private part.
“He also gives me sweet and promised to give me N6,000 if I did not tell anyone about what he did to me.”
The victim’s teacher, Hajiya Saratu Salihu, who helped expose the criminal act by reporting the matter to the agency, explained that she started suspecting the victim, following her frequent absence from class. According to her, the victim always disappears from the school during the break periods and will not return to school.