“I never knew that one day the police will get at me. I have been into this act for sometime before I was apprehended by a team of policemen attached to central police station Minna.”

Mustapha Abdullahi said this after admitting to abusing four underage boys at the PZ Area of Minna, Niger State capital.

Abdullahi was said to have had regular sexual intercourse with the children, aged 12 to 15 for over a year.

Residents in the affected area say Abdullahi has two wives whom he failed to have sex with claiming religious rights.

Abdullahi blamed the devil for the act, saying though he has two wives, he preferred sex with the young boys.

He said, “I cannot tell, it was the devil that pushed me to do it. I have my two wives to sleep with but I don’t know what has come over me.

“I usually give them little stipend and gift items before the intercourse so that they will not say no to my demand. I pray that God and my wives will forgive me, it is unfortunate.”

The Command Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said the suspect has been arraigned in court.