Police in Bauchi is now searching for a nail-cutter man who allegedly had anal sex with a 13-year-old Almajiri boy in Darazo Local Government Area of the State.
The police said the man allegedly committed the crime sometime in 2016, when he gave the Almajiri boy, identified as Umar Ali , N40 and instructed him not to disclose the matter to anyone.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, of the state, SP Haruna Mohammed, in a statement in Bauchi on Saturday noted that the incident was not reported to the police until May 17, 2017, at about 4pm.
According to Mohammed, after the incident, the victim’s stomach got swollen, adding that several efforts to treat the boy at the hospital failed as there was no improvement in his health.
He said, “Preliminary investigation revealed that the incident happened sometime in 2016 allegedly perpetrated by a nail- cutter whose identity is yet to be ascertained.
“Since then , the matter was not reported to the Police . The Victim developed a strange illness and his stomach got swollen.
“He was taken to General Hospital Darazo for treatment but his condition did not improve and now referred to ATBU Teaching Hospital Bauchi for further Medical attention.”
The PPRO added that the state Commissioner of Police has directed the Assistant Commissioner of Police, state criminal investigation department to take over the case and ensure that the culprit is arrested and brought to book.