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A 28-year-old businessman, Abdullahi Mohammed, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment for sexual abuse of three boys.

Mohammed was sentenced on Friday following his arraignment at a Jos Upper Area Court.

According to the Prosecutor, Sgt Ibrahim Gukwat, the incident took place on October 22.

Gukwat said that the accused had been in police custody since then, adding that the case was reported by members of a vigilance group on Nigeria Alikazaure Street.

The prosecutor said that the vigilance group arrested and bought the accused to Laranto Police Station.

Gukwat said the accused was caught having anal knowledge of the three boys forcefully.

“He had three boys at the same time, namely Mustapha Abubakar, 9 years, Umar Usman, 12 years and Haruna Abdullahi, 12 years.”

Gukwat said during police investigation, it was revealed that the accused was beaten by concerned members of the public.

‘’The accused sustained injury from the attack from angry public, but he was taken to the hospital for treatment.”

On arraignment, the accused pleaded guilty to the charge and begged the court for mercy.

Gukwat said the offence was contrary to Section 284 of the Penal Code.

The Judge, Yahaya Mohammed, sentenced the accused to three years imprisonment without an option of a fine.

Mohammed said the sentence would serve as a deterrent to others.

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