Man in police net for sexually assaulting underage boys


Man in police net for sexually assaulting underage boys

A 27-year-old suspected homosexual identified only as Ekpeye has been arrested for allegedly fondling the private parts of two boys on Ekwulobia Street, Mile 3, Diobu, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The boys were said to be aged nine and 12.


Eyewitnesses said the man had walked into a group of children playing and started asking for their names before fondling their private parts.

The sister of one of the victims, Obele Obene, said she and some neighbours saw the suspect through a window.

She stated, “The boys live in the area; one of them is my younger brother.

“He was touching their private parts, their penises and breasts, and told them to put their hands on his male organ.

“We caught him red-handed trying to rape one of them. We want justice to be served.”

Another witness, who identified himself as Chikezie, said the man tried to warm himself into the hearts of the boys by promising to buy phones and bicycles for them.

“I am living in Ekwulobia. A guy came into the midst of some children who were playing and pretended to be a good person; that he had money and he would buy them phones, bicycles and food, you know just to gain their trust. He took them behind the building and started touching their buttocks and chests,” Chikezie said.

He said the suspect had been handed over to the police.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, could not be reached for comments, as he did not take his phone which rang out.

Omoni had also yet to reply to a text message sent to him as of the time of filing this report.

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