Banished from Jega town for allegedly violating minors, a 40-year-old cripple, AbdulAzeez Muhammed Jega, popularly known as Social, has been arrested by Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) for defiling four underaged girls at Badariya area, Birnin-Kebbi, the capital of Kebbi State.
It was gathered that the suspect, who was banished from Jega town due to his alleged nefarious sexual relationships with underaged girls, allegedly lured minors into his apartment and had carnal knowledge of them, one after another.
The commander of the vigilance group in Kebbi State, Lawal Muhammed Augie, said that they got wind of the suspect’s activities and swung into action.
He said: “When our men got to the suspect’s house, they met four girls whose names are Hafsat Umar, 13, Shamsiya Muhammed, 12, Hauwa Awali, 12, and Aisha Aliyu, 13, with him and they all confessed he had sex with them.”
Explaining that his men got the tip-off about the suspect’s behavior from residents of Badariya area in Birnin Kebbi, he added:
“We quickly swung into action and we met four of the girls in his apartment. They all confessed that he has been having sex with them. Even one of them said he has been having it with her since last year.”
Augie explained that the suspect was banished from Jega town because of his notorious sexual relationships with minors.
One of his victims, Hafsat Umar, 13, revealed that the suspect has been sleeping with her for about one year.
According to her, “one day I was hawking for my parents when he invited me. He persuaded me to enter his room and since then he has been having carnal knowledge of me and the other girls.”
The suspect, who claimed he had a wife and three children, told journalists that he committed the crime. He said he had at different occasions invited the girls to his apartment and had sex with them.
The leader of Badariya community, Malam Muhammed Abdullahi (Marafan Badariya), said: “I just spoke to his landlord and we were about to expel him from our community when he was apprehended, having defiling four minors.”
Philomena Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies.