Usman Ibrahim, a 70-year-old father of three from Adamawa State, was arrested for reportedly raping two youngsters in his neighborhood.
The victims are four and seven years old.
SP Sulaiman Nguroje, a police spokesman in Yola, said in a release on Friday that Mr Ibrahim enticed the youngsters into his room not far from their residence and had carnal knowledge of them. The children were on their way to class when he approached them, according to the authorities.
The suspect lives alone after splitting up with his family ten years ago.
After noting that his children were experiencing peculiar aches while attempting to urinate, the victims’ father reported the event to the Jimeta police division.
Adamawa police commissioner Afolabi Babatola has directed operatives and the state CID’s family support unit to take over the probe for thorough prosecution.
The police chief warned parents and guardians to be vigilant of anyone who gains access to their children or wards and to report any suspicious individuals in their neighborhood.
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