Police arrests man who posed as female prostitute

The Plateau Police Command said it
had apprehended a 25 - year- old man
for allegedly posing as ‘ female sex
worker ’ in Jos .
The command ’s spokesman , ASP Terna
Tyopev , said on Saturday in Jos that
the suspect , identified as Micheal
Atseng, was arrested on July 13 at
Gwom Guest House, Hwolshe , at about
9 : 30 pm.
“ The hotel management alerted us that
someone is lodging in their hotel who
poses as a woman but with physical
features of a man .
“ We mobilised our men and at exactly
9 : 30 pm, he was accosted and had
been in our custody, ” Tyopev said .
Tyopev , who described the suspect as a
“ habitual homosexual ’ said in 2016 , he
was arrested by soldiers but returned
to his normal business after he was
released.
He said the suspect , who usually
disguised as a female prostitute , had
lured many men in need of sexual
satisfaction to take him in .
The spokesman described the suspect ’s
activities as ‘criminal ’, adding that he
was being thoroughly investigated .
“ In the first instance , posing as
someone you are not to deceive the
public is criminal because only God
knows how many men must have
fallen victims of this act.
“ Also, the law prohibiting
homosexuality is still in force in
Nigeria and anyone caught must be
made to face full wrath of the law .
“ We have had a lot of armed robbery
cases where people are robbed at gun
point , and people with such character
also have the tendency to commit such
crime .
“ So, investigations are ongoing to
unravel the real motive behind this
act, to see if he is involved in other
criminal activities , and to also forestall
this bad trend in Plateau, ” he said .
Tyopev called on those who patronised
commercial sex workers , to be extra
careful
He urged the public to report to the
police, the presence of such persons in
their vicinity to help curb criminality
in the state.
(NAN )


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