Increasing Activities of Paedophiles, Sodomy Worries Lagos Police Boss


Chiemelie Ezeobi

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, has expressed worry over the increasing spate of sodomy and activities of paedophiles.

Edgal who made this disclosure while parading 22-year-old Musa Mohammed, said the suspect was caught pants down having carnal knowledge of a 12-year-old boy through the anus.

He said the victim has already been taken into protective custody and was undergoing interrogation with experts proficient in the art of handling minors and infants.

To find lasting solution for such cases, he advocated for the services of criminologists and sociologists to get to the remote cause of this anormaly and its sudden surge.

He said, “This is one of the worrisome cases that I think Lagosians must know because the incidents are on the increase.

“I think this is the time for sociologists and criminologists to begin to look into causes and reasons issues of defilement / sodomy.

“This has been on the increase because we are making more and more arrest and these are things that were alien to us in the past.

“On April 27, Musa Mohammed of Kantangowa market Oke Odo was caught red handed having unlawful carnal knowledge of one Sodiq Abdulahim, aged 12 through the anus.

“The suspect, Musa was arrested while the victim who is a minor because of his age is currently being protected in a safe shelter.

“He is also undergoing interrogation with experts who handle infants and young persons with the Gender Unit of the command.

“They are currently investigating this case and of course, the suspect would be charged to court on the end of the interrogation.”