. Victims thought suspect was an evil spirit- Police
Police in Kano have arrested a 32-year-old man, Muhammad Alfa, for allegedly raping 40 women in the past one year in the state.
State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed the suspect’s arrest in a statement on Wednesday in Kano.
Haruna disclosed that the suspect was arrested on June 10, at about 2:00am, when he trespassed into a house at Kwanan Dangora Town in Kano, with intent to commit the heinous crime.
He said that the suspect popularly known as “Mai Siket” had been trespassing into homes to rape his victims for a long time, noting that some of the victims thought the suspect was an evil spirit.
The police spokesman said, “The suspect trespassed into a house at Kwanan Dangora town, and entered the children’s bedroom; in the process, the mother of the kids caught him and alerted the neighbours.
“The suspect ran away but was caught by neighbours and handed over to the police.”
Haruna said that during interrogation the suspect confessed to raping over 40 women in the past one year, adding that some of the victims included children and an 80-year-old woman.
He added that the Command had started receiving complaints from the victims raped by the suspect.
State Commissioner of Police, Habu Ahmad, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Intelligence Department for investigation.He assured that the suspect would be charged to court after investigations.