65-year-old father of three, Patrick Kalu, who resides at Railway Quarters in Minna, has been arrested by the Niger State Police Command for abducting a 15-year-old boy and assaulting him sexually for over a year assaulting him on a daily basis.
According to the suspect, he lured the boy from Marino area of Abuja with a promise of getting a job for him. However on getting to Minna, Kalu who claimed that what he did was the handwork of the devil, said he locked him in his house and started sodomizing him.
Kalu further disclosed that he managed to hold the boy hostage for over year, because he lives alone. According to him, his late wife bore him 3 kids but they don't live with him. Privacy measures he took to make sure the boy doesn't escape, include locking the doors and the windows.
"I was doing it for pleasure. I started having the urge to sleep with little boys in my late 50s and now it has ruined my entire life. It is evil. I pray that my children and my community will forgive me.
I don't deserve mercy at all, let the law take its course; I am stupid, honestly. I don't know what came over me; each time I see small boys, I would be tempted to have sexual intercourse with them. I don't know whether it is a curse placed on me. I usually entice my victims with money" he said.
Niger State Police Command PRO, Abigail Unaeze, who confirmed the suspect's arrest, said Kalu was arrested based on reliable information over the crime which he has already confessed to.