The Plateau State Police Command have arrested a 55-year-old man, Abdulhamid Sale, for allegedly raping seven teenagers in Bukuru, Jos South Local Government Area of the state.
Spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Gabriel Ubah, made this known to reporters on Thursday in Jos, the state capital.
Ubah 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.
Also speaking on the incident, a youth leader in the community, Aliyu Hassan, said the suspect was arrested after one of the mothers of his victim reported the matter to members of the vigilante group in the community.
He said the suspect raped seven girls, mostly 13-year-olds in Kugiya area of Bukuru, who are mostly hawkers, by luring them with as little as N50, and small Tecno Phones.
Meanwhile, the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police in charge of Zone 8, Yunana Babas, has died.
This online newspaper reports that Babas passed away three days after the death of another AIG, Omololu Bishi.
Reacting to his death on Thursday night, Kwara State Governor, AbdulRazaq AbdulRahman, commiserated with the police authorities over “the sudden death”.
The governor described the late AIG as a perfect gentleman and a dedicated officer.
Recall that Omololu Bishi who was just only recently promoted to the rank of AIG had also died recently.
AIG Bishi died in the early hours of Monday in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital after a brief illness.
Before his death, Bishi who among several other postings, served as a Commissioner of Police in Benue State before he was promoted along with 12 others to the AIG rank by the Police Service Commission (PSC) on December 18, 2020.