The Police in Lagos have arrested a football academy operator (name withheld) for allegedly shaving pubic hairs of young boys and paying them between N100 and N200.
Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Imohimi Edgal, who confirmed the arrest to newsmen on Monday, said the suspect claimed the boys were members of his Magico Football Academy at Agege, Lagos.
Edgal said the suspect was arrested after one of the boys started losing weight and told his parents that the suspect had shaved his pubic hairs.
“The suspect allegedly lured some youths who are aged between 11 and 15 years to his house after a football game and shaved their armpit and pubic hairs and thereafter gave them between N100 and N200 only.
“Parents should be careful of whoever their children get involved with. You know children easily warm up to anybody who claims to groom them for a football career.
“This makes it easy for them to be abused. The suspect will be charged to court as soon as possible,’’ he said.
Similarly, two men were arrested for allegedly bringing two ladies to Lagos from Calabar without their parents’ consent.
“A team of policemen attached to Ilemba-Hausa Division arrested the suspects while taking the two sisters to unknown destination.
“The victims were allegedly brought to Lagos by one Emeka under the pretence of getting them a job and without the consent of their parents.
“The victims are right now in protective custody, while effort is on to locate their biological parents,” the CP said.