A 28-year-old businessman, Abdullahi Mohammed, was sentenced to three years imprisonment for sexual abuse of three boys.
Mohammed, the man’s name; was sentenced following his arraignment at a Jos Upper Area Court.
According to the Prosecutor, Sergeant Ibrahim Gukwat, the incident took place on Oct. 22.
Gukwat said that the case was reported by members of a vigilance group on Nigeria Alikazaure Street. It is said that the vigilance group arrested and bought the accused to Laranto Police Station.
Gukwat said the accused was caught having anal knowledge of the three boys forcefully.
“He had three boys at the same time, namely Mustapha Abubakar, 9 years, Umar Usman, 12 years and Haruna Abdullahi, 12 years.”
‘’The accused sustained injury from the attack from angry public, but he was taken to the hospital for treatment.”
On arraignment, he pleaded guilty to the charge and begged the court for mercy.
Gukwat said the offence was contrary to Section 284 of the Penal Code, so he sentenced the accused to three years imprisonment without an option of a fine.
Mohammed said the sentence would serve as a deterrent to others.