Nigerian police apprehend a father for exploiting his child over social media

Nigeria: The official police condemn child exploitation and apprehend a father while advocating for child safety measures.

Reportedly, the Nigeria Police Force acknowledges the public outcry in response to disturbing images and videos involving a 4-year-old child operating the Instagram handle with the username @officialsarah_ig and circulating it on social media.

The content posted on the social media portrays the young child in an inappropriate pose which is akin to adult contents. The police force of Nigeria expresses the profound shock and grave that concerns over the apparent exploitation of the vulnerable child and unequivocally condemns such actions in the strongest terms that are possible.

As per the sources, the Prima facie investigations indicate the involvement of the child’s father, who has been apprehended by the Police at the Auchi Divisional Police Headquarters, Edo State Police Command.

Photograph of arrested father by Nigeria Police Force
Photograph of arrested father by Nigeria Police Force

Considerably, every necessary measure is being implemented to ensure that the justice is swiftly served. As the investigation unfolds, it is imperative for all to establish proactive measures to guide and counsel parents in preventing the proliferation of such anomalies in the society.

Notably, in light of the above, the force emphasizes the importance of implementing support systems for parents and guardians to protect the safety and well-being of their children.

Furthermore, it is crucial for caregivers to also prioritise the security of minors and seek assistance or guidance when required.

image of inappropriate content shared on social media
image of inappropriate content shared on social media

According to the media statement released by the Public Relations officers ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on May 12, 2024, the Nigeria Police Force remains steadfast in its commitment, it is important to safeguard the children and uphold the law.

Following the case, many people have presented their views and opinions and filled the comment section with their reactions.

A person with the username Uloho Efe Victorule commented, “He should be charged to court. It’s obvious he was using the little girl to make money online.”

Another social media user wrote, “Thank you NPF, thank you Harrison Gwamnishu, every child should be protected at all cost God bless Nigeria.”