A 38-year-old man has been arrested in Anambra state on suspicion of having raped several boys in the state after an anonymous tip, the State Police command has confirmed.
In a statement on Sunday in Awka, Police Public Relations’ Officer, Mr Haruna Mohammed, confirmed that the suspect Emmanuel Bassey of Abi Local Government Area of (LGA) Cross Rivers is in Police custody.
The suspect, who resides at Ngozika Housing Estate, Awka was arrested for allegedly raping six small boys between the ages of 10 and 14, according to Mohammed.
Mohammed also said the suspect made a voluntary confessional statement to the police and blamed his acts on demons.
“On Feb. 21, at about 3:27 p.m., following a tip-off, police detectives attached to B’ Division Awka arrested one Emmanuel Bassey ‘m’ aged 38 years of Abi LGA of Cross Rivers.
“The suspect allegedly had unlawful carnal knowledge against the order of nature with over six small boys of between 10 and 14 years on different occasions,” he said.
He further said that police detectives visited the scene of the crime and the six victims were taken to hospital for medical examination.
He said that the State Commissioner of Police, Mr John Abang had ordered for immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for discreet investigation.
The police spokesman said the suspect would be charged to court for prosecution thereafter.