Tension was high yesterday at the Abattoir community, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State as residents, mostly women and young girls protested alleged sexual molestation of about 14 young girls in the area by a Lebanese.
The alleged molestation, the protesters claim, has been ongoing for years without anything being done but when the man was eventually arrested and handed over to the Police, he was said to have been released from the Police station hence the protest.
It was gathered that the Lebanese was arrested and handed over to the Police on Thursday after parents of two of the minors in the community reported that their children were sexually molested.
Apart from the two girls, 12 more girls also confessed that they were also at different times molested by the suspect whom they said did unprintable things to them.
The protesters called for justice to be served and appealed to Government, NGOs and Civic Society Organizations to intervene so that the issue is not swept under the carpet like previous ones.
One of the protesters, Abigail Haruna said, “This thing has been going on for almost 20 years. I grew up in Abattoir here and I have been hearing about it. This time around, about 14 girls between the ages of 10 to 11 are involved. A Lebanese man in Abattoir here used to sexually molest the girls, one that is 11 is pregnant. This should not be allowed to fester.” (Vanguard)