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55-year-old serial rapist nabbed for violating 7 teenage hawkers 

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By Ajuma Edwina Ameh

A 55-year-old man identified as Abdulhamid Sale, has been arrested for allegedly raping seven teenagers in Bukuru community in Jos South Council area of Plateau State at different times.

Persecondnews gathered that Sale was arrested by the police after one of the mothers of the girls reported the matter to members of the vigilance group in the community.

A youth leader in the community, Aliyu Hassan, said investigations revealed that the suspect had reportedly raped seven girls, mostly 13 years old and hawkers in Kugiya area of Bukuru.

He 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 N50 and small Tecno phones.”

The spokesperson for the state police command, ASP Gabriel Ubah, who confirmed the arrest, said the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigation into the matter was concluded.

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