The Plateau State Police Command said that it has arrested a 55-year-old Man, Abdulhamid Sale, accused of raping seven teenagers in Bukuru community of Jos South in Plateau State.
The Plateau Police Command spokesperson, ASP Gabriel Ubah, who confirmed the incident said
“The Command is aware of the matter and has been transferred to the SCID for discrete investigation.”
Meanwhile, a Bukuru Community youth leader Aliyu Hassan while narrating how the incident happened 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 years old in Kugiya area of Bukuru, who are mostly hawkers, by luring them with as little as 50 Naira, and small Tecno Phones,” he said.
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.
ASP Gabriel Ubah, the Plateau Command PRO, said the suspect is in the custody of the police and would be charged to court as soon as investigation into the matter is concluded.