The Edo State Police Command on Tuesday paraded a 33-year-old man, Justine Oliseh, for allegedly engaging in sexual intercourse with five underage boys.
Also paraded for child defilement was 60-year old Benjamin Amadin, who was accused of defiling a nine-year-old girl.
Oliseh, who confessed to sleeping with the boys, however, told our correspondent he defiled only four as against five being alleged against him by the police, saying he resorted to the act after being jilted by his girlfriends.
He said, “It is about four of them (boys). What happened was that when my girlfriend broke my heart, I tried another; it was the same. So I started sleeping with the children. Their age ranged between 11 and 14 years.
“They always come to greet me and I usually apply cream. It was on January 1, 2014 that I was caught.”
Amadin, however, denied having sexual intercourse with the nine-year-old, saying he was framed.
He said, “My wife died in September 2013 and I just finished her burial. Because I did not pay four months house rent, the woman that collects the rent set me up. I am innocent.”
Edo State Commissioner of Police, Foluso Adebanjo, said the suspects and 58 others arrested for various crimes, would soon be taken to the court.
He urged residents of the state to work hand-in-hand with the police to curb crime.