Blind Man Arraigned for Sex With Teenagers in Niger State


A 60 year old blind man, Idris Usman, who was said to have had sexual intercourse with some teenagers in PZ area of Minna, has been arraigned before a Minna Chief Magistrate’s Court IV, old secretariat.

The Director General, Niger State Child Right Agency (NSCRA), Barr. Maryam Kolo was contacted by some residents of PZ area on the activities of the blind man in the area on how he lured teenagers and have sexual intercourse through their anus.

When she received the reports, she swiftly swung into action along with her personnel and they effected the arrest of the blind man and handed him over to the men of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for further investigation.

He had confessed to have severally had sexual intercourse with some teenagers through their anus and attributed the act to the devil, and pleaded for leniency.

Already, one of his victims is currently on admission at the Minna General Hospital as a result of severe stomach ailment that defiled every medication.

However, there was a drama when he was formerly arraigned before Chief Magistrate’s Court IV presided over by Hajiya Hauwa Baba Yusuf, Idris Usman told the court that he didn’t even know his reason of being in court as the police prosecutor, Sgt. Francis Ewede could not understand Hausa and no interpreter to assist him in court.

He was standing trial on a one-count charge of un-natural offence which is punishable under section 284 of the penal code.

the Niger State Child Right Agency (NSCRA), received an information that on 12th December, 2016, “you Idris Usman, aged 60 years of PZ area of Minna lured some teenager boys aged between 13 and 14 years into your room on different occasions and had sexual intercourse with them through their anus. During police investigation, you confessed to the act”.

At this point, the case was adjourned to Thursday, January 5, 2017, for further mention, and the blind man was ordered to be remanded in prison custody by Hajiya Hauwa Baba Yusuf, the presiding Chief Magistrate.