The Plateau State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a 55-year-old Man, Abdulhamid Sale, who was accused of raping seven teenagers in the Bukuru community of Jos South, North Central Nigeria.
A spokesman for the Plateau State Police Command, ASP Gabriel Ubah, made the confirmation to reporters in Jos, the state Capital.
Ubah said, “The Command is aware of the matter and has been transferred to the SCID for discrete investigation.
Narrating the incident, a youth leader in Bukuru Community, Aliyu Hassan, said, “The arrest of the suspect came after a report by a mother to one of the victims to the vigilante group in the area that she saw her daughter with a phone and felt that something was wrong.
“After a thorough investigation, we found out that the phone was given to the girl by the said Abdulhamid Sale, and further checks revealed that he raped seven girls, mostly 13-year-old in Kugiya area of Bukuru, who are mostly hawkers, by luring them with as little as 50 Naira, and small Tecno Phones.
The youth leader while expressing disappointment over the incident called on parents to always keep an eye on their children, saying there are bad eggs in the society who would always want to spoil teenagers for their surreptitious objectives.