The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a Muslim cleric, Rabiu Abdulquadri, for raping a 22-year-old girl named Elizabeth after which he shaved her pubic hair and collected her nails in order to prepare a favour charm for her in his house in Abule-Ojo, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area, Ogun State.
It was gathered that the Muslim cleric often referred to as Imam had approached Elizabeth at about 8:30 PM on Sunday, December 28, 2014 on her way back from work at a roundabout in the Ofada area of the state, claiming he saw a vision about her.
Abdulquadri popularly known as Alfa Cisse, was said to have ordered her to join an on-going prayer in his mosque before he could reveal the vision.
Punch reported that Elizabeth, who claimed she succumbed to Alfa Cisse’s bidding unconsciously, said he took her to his apartment after she dropped her luggage at home.
During the night, Abdulquadri allegedly asked her to pull off her clothes which she eventually did before he shaved strands of hair from her head, armpit and private parts and subsequently raped her.
He dismissed her later and asked her to return the following day and pick the favour charm.
The victim who narrated the incident on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 said, “He and some clerics prayed for me. In the night, he woke me up, collected my nails, hairs and slept with me not minding my menstrual discharge. He said he would use them to prepare a charm for me to get favour.
“I did not realise what I was doing until the next day when I returned home and my sister scolded me for not sleeping at home. That was when it occurred to me that I had been used.
“He even demanded more hairs when I got there the following day. Since then, I have been feeling weak and I can’t sleep in the night.”
The victim’s uncle, Mr. Oluwaseun Idowu, said he had spent a lot of money on the victim, whose health condition deteriorated after the incident.
Idowu said he eventually located the Imam’s house after which policemen from the Owode Police Division arrested him and took him to the station where he admitted shaving the victim’s hairs but denied raping her.
Confirming the incdent, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said, “The suspect was paraded by the state Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye, today (Wednesday).
“He will be charged to court soon.”