A 7-year-old boy was allegedly sodomized by five men, including his uncle, in Nigeria, prompting the defendants to be arrested.
The incident was reported to the Sokoto South local government branch of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corp (NSCDC), according to TVC News on Monday.
The NSCDC then took the men into custody and produced them for the alleged crime.
Corps State Commander Muhammad Saleh Dada said all suspects were adults and conspired to rape and analize the child. The defendants were identified as Nasiru Garba, Umar Aliyu, Mustapha Bara’u, Sai’du Dahiru and Rilwanu Usman.
“The saddest part of the incident is that his uncle was among those who sodomized the boy and invited other friends to do the same with the underage boy in a nearby unfinished building,” Dada said, according to the Voice of Nigeria and added all the suspects were arrested when neighbors sounded the alarm about the crime.
During interrogation, the men confessed to the crime.
Dada also said the victim’s uncle was the first to rape him. The uncle then called four other people who raped the boy. The incident damaged the child’s “vital area” organ.
“Our investigation revealed that the victim’s uncle was the first suspect who raped the underage boy and then invited four other people over,” he said. “The Command has obtained a court order to continue detaining the suspects to complete their investigation before they are brought to justice.”
Various NGOs, human rights organizations and civil society organizations are helping the victim to recover from the shocking tragedy.
The charges against the five defendants were not disclosed. It is also unclear where the child’s parents were at the time of the incident.
Last week, a 13-year-old boy was allegedly raped by two men in Pakistan. The two accused escaped the scene after sodomizing the boy. The accused lured the boy under the pretext of giving him a bicycle. The accused then caught the attack on camera and threatened the boy, India Today reported. Local police launched an investigation into the incident and were looking for the two suspects. The victim was taken to a hospital where his injuries were treated. His current condition is unknown.
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