The Lagos State Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Agboola Dabiri, has asked parents and guardians to be vigilant against sexual predators.
A statement on Monday said Agboola spoke in Alausa, Lagos, during a meeting with parents from a Quranic school where a minor was recently molested by a cleric, Abdulsalam Salaudeen.
According to the statement, the commissioner said child molestation was on the increase and parents needed to be on the alert always.
He urged parents to listen to their children and answer their questions.
“The commissioner noted that even boys could be sexually molested as well. He warned that the long arm of the law would catch up with those who had taken molestation as a sport.
“On the issue of the cleric, Abdulsalam Salaudeen, Mr Agboola Dabiri said the case was still being investigated. He, however, said ministry officials had taken some steps to protect other children in the school, while some of the young girls were being sent to medical facilities for various checks to ascertain that they had not been tampered with.
“He added that the ministry would do everything within its powers to see the case through and called on Lagosians to always report cases of molestations without fear,” the statement added.