No fewer than 26 persons, including an Almajiri school teacher have been arrested by Sokoto State Police Command over alleged homosexuality, murder and other crimes.

Addressing newsmen on Monday in Sokoto, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ibrahim Kaoje said the suspects were apprehended at various locations in the state between May 24 and May 26.

Kaoje said the suspects were arrested following intensified patrols by the police and tip-off from good samaritans.

He said the Amajiri school tutor, Mutala Maude, was arrested for allegedly engaging in unlawful sexual intercourse with six of his male students.

Kaoje said that Maude, a resident of Arkilla Magaji area in Sokoto metropolis, has about 60 Almajiri students in his school and was arrested following a tip-off from officials of the National Human Right Commission.

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