Man posing as ‘female’ prostitute arrested in Jos

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A 25 year-old man, Micheal Atseng, who allegedly posed as 'female' sex worker in Jos has been apprehended by men of the Plateau Police Command.

According to the command's spokesman, ASP Terna Tyopev, the suspect, was arrested at Gwom Guest House, Hwolshe area of Jos.

"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 that 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.

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.

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