From Agaju Madugba, Katsina
The police in Katsina State have arrested a 55-year-old mechanic for sexually assaulting primary school pupils at Malumfashi, Malumfashi Local Government Area of the state.
According to a press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Gambo Isah, the suspect, Bature, “lured three pupils of a primary school in Malumfashi into his workshop with N500 and indecently assaulted them by putting his fingers into their private parts.”
Isah said: “The victims were noticed by their school teacher spending lavishly during the break period and confessed to have been given the said N500 by the motor mechanic.
“The children stated that the suspect took them into his garage, where he played with their private parts. The suspect has been arrested and he confessed to the crime.”
In a related development, the statement said the police also arrested a 29-year-old man for “an unnatural offence,” explaining that the man, Sani, of Kadarko Estate, Sabon Gari, allegedly, “lured three young boys inside his business premises and was at different times having carnal knowledge of them, against the order of nature.
“A police patrol team rescued the said suspect, as he was about to be lynched by an angry mob that gathered at the premises.
“The suspect has been transferred to the CID for further investigation while the children have been taken to a hospital for doctor’s examination and treatment.”