Plateau Police Command has apprehended a Lebanese identified as Simo for allegedly using 14 minors for pornography and impregnating seven in the process.
The incident happened in Abattoir Community, a suburb of Jos, Plateau State Capital.
His arrest followed a petition by the family of an 11-year-old girl who he allegedly molested.
PUNCH reported that the complaint at Abbatoir Police Station led to the discovery of his other victims.
However, getting to the station on Friday morning to know the fate of the Lebanese man, the youths alleged that he was nowhere to be found.
The situation immediately triggered a protest by enraged community members who accused the Police of releasing the suspect.
One of the very embittered youths, who gave his name only as John said,
“We have an issue about a Lebanese man using girls of age 10-13 to act pornography. He was arrested yesterday (Thursday) but now he is nowhere to be found and the policemen are saying nothing about it.
“The police have refused to release the girls in question. So there is uproar around the station because the youths insist that the girls must be released and that the man must not go free,” he said.
They were, however, repelled with teargas from armed policemen stationed around the community.
Plateau State Police Command spokesman, ASP, Gabriel Ubah, who confirmed the arrest of the suspect said an investigation is ongoing with the case transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department.
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