The accused had anal sex with children aged 9 to 12

The Bauchi State Police Command, on Wednesday, arrested one of its officers for having anal sex with children between the ages of 9 and 12.

The police officer, whose name was withheld, committed the act at Kandahar area of Bauchi metropolis. He was reported to the police by the community, following injuries he inflicted on some of his victims’ anal regions.

The injured victims were taken to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi for treatment.

A senior medical staff, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed that the victims were brought in for treatment at the paediatric ward of the hospital, adding that they were brought in by police officers from the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID).

The source said the victims had been treated and discharged.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ladan, confirmed the arrest.

He said that the case was being handled by the divisional police but directed that it should be transferred to the SCID for thorough investigation.

According to Ladan, the outcome of the investigation will be made public.

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