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Sexual Molestation Of Women In Jos By A Lebanese Man Sparks Protests

Two of the women are pregnant, one has HIV

By Marie-Therese Nanlong, Jos

Stress was excessive yesterday on the Abattoir neighborhood, Jos South Native Authorities Space of Plateau State as residents, largely girls and younger women protested the alleged sexual molestation of about 14 younger women within the space by a Lebanese.

The alleged molestation, the protesters declare, has been ongoing for years with out something being accomplished however when the person was ultimately arrested and handed over to the Police, he was mentioned to have been launched from the Police station therefore the protest.

It was gathered that the Lebanese was arrested and handed over to the Police on Thursday after the mother and father of two of the minors in the neighborhood reported that their youngsters had been sexually molested.

Other than the 2 women, 12 extra women additionally confessed that they had been additionally at completely different occasions molested by the suspect whom they mentioned did unprintable issues to them.

The protesters known as for justice to be served and appealed to Authorities, NGOs, and Civic Society Organizations to intervene in order that the problem will not be swept beneath the carpet like earlier ones.

One of many protesters, Abigail Haruna mentioned, “This factor has been happening for nearly 20 years. I grew up in Abattoir right here and I’ve been listening to about it. This time round, about 14 women between the ages of 10 to 11 are concerned. A Lebanese man in Abattoir right here used to sexually molest the women, one that’s 11 is pregnant. This shouldn’t be allowed to fester.”

One other protester, Esther Emmanuel added, “Since once I was little, I heard about this man that he makes use of little women to do blue movie however we by no means took any motion however thank God this case got here up yesterday (Thursday). Mother and father of the women went to the Police station to report.

“It’s actually annoying that this factor has been taking place however we by no means did something about it. None of those women are as much as 15 years. Two of the women are pregnant, one has HIV, that is annoying. The issue is that when it occurs, you’ll not hear something once more, the problem will simply die off like that.

“The mother and father are left with their youngsters, they are going to be requested to go and deal with their youngsters and can even be blamed for refusing to speak to their youngsters. If we go to their nation, will they permit that? We wish justice to be served. The person was arrested however now what we hear is that he has been launched.”

However the State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Gabriel Uba when contacted mentioned “The Police is conscious of the scenario and investigation is ongoing to establish the true state of the matter.

“No one is blissful to listen to such a devilish act, investigation is ongoing. No one launched the person, in the event that they don’t get very important info, they are going to do issues out of ignorance. The matter has been transferred to the State CID, the person has not been launched.”

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