Sexual assault: Jos residents protest release of Lebanese suspect | Dailytrust

Sexual assault: Jos residents protest release of Lebanese suspect

Residents of the Abattoir area of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State, on Saturday, came out in their numbers to protest against the purported release of a Lebanese national arrested for ‘engaging minors in sexual activities.’

His victims, according to residents, are teenage girls of less than 15 years, two of which “he has put in the family way.”

Some residents said they reported the nefarious activities of the Lebanese at the police station in the Abattoir area but he was released without any stiff penalty only for him to return to the same obnoxious activities.

They said they were protesting at the police station to ensure that justice prevails.

They described as horrible and sad the hapless situations of the minors and their parents.

They decried how the culprit was released despite the gravity of his crime.

The protesters alleged that the culprit must have paid his way out of the police station where he was reported and being investigated.

The residents charged the Government, Civil Society Organisations and other well-meaning individuals to intervene and make sure the culprit face the full wrath of the law.

At the time of filing this report, the Lebanese was spotted at the police station and the police were seen trying to maintain law and order at the vicinity of the protest.

When contacted, the spokesperson of the police command in the state, Ubah Gabriel, confirmed the incident to our correspondent, adding that the investigation was still ongoing.