A 40-year-old man, Usman Mohammed, has been arrested by men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Gombe State Command, for luring no fewer than 12 children whose ages range from five to 10 years old.
Mohammed, who is a resident of Liji in Yalmatu Deba Local Government Area of the state, allegedly specialise in having carnal knowledge of minors.
He told journalists when he was paraded at the NSCDC state headquarters on Tuesday that he was introduced to same-sex intercourse by his Islamic teacher as an 18-year-old Almajiri student in Kano.
The father of three said he regretted his actions while pleading for forgiveness from relevant authorities
Parading him and other suspects, the State Commandant of the NSCDC, Waziri Goni, said upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime, adding that he disclosed that he was introduced to homosexuality to become rich.
Goni noted that out of the 12 boys allegedly sodomised,