After carrying out 40 rapes in 12 months, a serial rapist was caught in a child’s bedroom in in Kwanar Dangora, on the outskirts of Kano in north west Nigeria.
The 32-year-old suspect, Muhammad Alfa was arrested on Tuesday.
He confessed to having raped more than 40 women in a year, including girls as young as 10, married women, and an 80-year-old woman.
The Kano State Police Command’s public relations officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, said the suspect was apprehended after a mother, from the northern town of Dangora, caught the man in her child’s bedroom.
The man ran away but neighbours chased him and caught him.
Haruna added that the community was happy after receiving the news that the serial rapist had been arrested by the police.
The chief of the town, Ahmadu Yau, also said the arrest was a welcome development, after residents told how they have been living in fear for the last year after hearing about a series of rapes.