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Activist flays police handling of homosexual case

A civil society activist with Arewa Youth for Peace and Security, Salihu Dantata, has raised an alarm over the lukewarm attitude in the handling of…

A civil society activist with Arewa Youth for Peace and Security, Salihu Dantata, has raised an alarm over the lukewarm attitude in the handling of a homosexuality case against one Kabiru accused of abusing several children in Karmajiji area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

In an interview with City & Crime, the activist alleged that the suspect has defiled more than 11 children in the area.

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“Some of the children had to be treated at a police clinic, as some citizens in Karmajiji reported the incident at Wuye Police division,” he said.

He said the victims’ relatives brought the issue to him that “police wanted to throw the case out.”

“I called a Director in the office of Social Development Secretariat, FCTA, Sani Ahmad who met with the Wuye DPO over the case. And the Special Adviser to the FCT Minister was also duly informed about the case,’’ he said.

Dantata wondered why the police should have such a case of societal menace without referring it to the Criminal Investigation Department, (CID) of the command, noting that it was outside the jurisdiction of divisional police to handle the case.

According to him, the suspect has been in detention in the police cell for one week which he said is abnormal.

Efforts to speak to the spokesperson of the FCT police command, Josephine Adeh, proved abortive as she had not responded to phone calls and messages sent to her.