A father of three, Usman Mohammed, has been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Gombe State Command for sodomising no fewer than 12 children whose ages range from five to 10.
The 40-year-old confessed to the crime when he was paraded by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
Mohammed, a resident of Liji in Yalmatu Deba Local Government Area of the state, told newsmen on Tuesday at the NSCDC state headquarters in Gombe that he was introduced to same-sex intercourse by his Islamic teacher as an 18-year-old Almajiri student in Kano.
He said: “I learnt homosexuality from my almajiri scholar around Brigade at the age of 18 years in Kano State.
“I am regretting my action and I am pleading for forgiveness.”
The State Commandant of the NSCDC, Waziri Goni, said upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime, adding that he disclosed that he was introduced to homosexuality to become rich.
Goni noted that out of the 12 boys allegedly sodomised, one is currently at large, while the rest are available.
He said: “Unfortunately, he has not become rich.
“How can God bless such efforts of someone taking advantage of young boys?
“He has three children and a wife but prides himself in raping children in an attempt to get rich, he has remained a nail cutter.”