Two persons suspected of homos*xuality and another suspected of r*pe has been arrested in Gombe State, the State Police Command has said.
Making this disclosure yesterday in Gombe, Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, Mr. Fwaje Atajiri said that a 25-year-old suspected homos*xual of Dubai by-pass Gombe had, on September 15, lured a seven-year-old boy to an uncompleted building, threatened him with a knife and r*ped him.
According to him, an old man notified the police after querying the boy, whom he met walking in pains after he was defiled.
The police spokesman said the suspect was immediately arrested and after interrogation allegedly confessed to have committed the offence.
Speaking further, Atajiri said another suspect, who resides at Riyal quarters, Gombe, was arrested at a building site in Cham village of Balanga Local Government after molesting a 12-year-old boy.
He said that the police had also apprehended another person, who goes by the alias Popo, for allegedly defiling a three-year-old girl.
According to him, the cries of the baby alerted her mother, who rushed to the scene and caught the suspect red-handed.
Atajiri said when Popo of Sarkin Yaki quarters, Kumo, in Akko Local Government tried to escape, neighbours helped to arrest and lock him up in a room until the police arrived.
The police spokesman also disclosed that three robbery suspects were arrested by residents in Bambam town of Balanga Local Government, after attempting to rob one Alhaji Hamma Cham.
He said all the suspects would be arraigned in court as soon as investigations were concluded.