The police in Plateau State have arrested a 55-year-old man, Abdulhamid Sale, for allegedly raping seven teenagers in Bukuru community of Jos South Local Government Area of the state.
Aliyu Hassan, a youth leader in the community, said the suspect was arrested after the mother of one of the victims reported the matter to members of the vigilante group in the community.
The suspect was said to have lured his victims, who are hawkers, with N50 and mobile phones.
“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 years old in Kugiya area of Bukuru, who are mostly hawkers, by luring them with as little as 50 Naira, and small Tecno Phones,”Aliyu said.
Confirming the arrest, spokesperson of the police command, ASP Gabriel Ubah, said the suspect was in custody and would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.