The suspect was arrested for having canal knowledge of three minors in the state.
A 30-year-old alleged serial rapist identified as Hamza Yusuf has been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Sokoto.
The state Commandant of the NSCDC in Sokoto, Umar Musa-Bala, told newsmen on Monday, May 10, that the alleged suspect defiled three minors.
“We received a distress call that, a serial rapist was arrested and was about to be lynched in Mabera area. We swiftly swung into action and rescued him from a mob who wanted to kill him and brought him to our office.
We were able to identify three of his victims who are all below the age of 10 and medical investigation proved defilement beyond the reasonable doubt,” Musa-Bala said
The NSCDC boss added that the suspect would be released on bail because of the ongoing strike by the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria.
“He must produce a surety that is well recognized in the society who will bring him to us on request,” he said.