An Islamic Teacher identified as Ismaila Saheed, 38, and a 20-year-old man – Toliha Sabith, have been arrested by men of the Ogun state police command for allegedly defiling a 15-year-old girl (names withheld).
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspects were arrested over the weekend by detectives attached to Redeemed Camp Police Station after the victim reported that they raped her on August 25, at Mowe.
According to the police, the victim reported that she was first raped by Sabith at Imedu_nla in Mowe and went to report the case to her Islamic teacher who also took advantage of her under the guise of helping her remove an imaginary pregnancy gotten from the first defilement.
“She said she was raped by Sabith and she went to her Islamic and Arabic teacher to tell him about it. Having listened to her ordeal, the Arabic teacher Ismaila Saheed told her that she might have gotten pregnant as a result of the incident and he offered to help her remove the said pregnancy.
“Surprisingly, instead of removing the imaginary pregnancy, he also had carnal knowledge of her, after which he inserted a sharp object into her private part causing her a serious vaginal injury” the statement read.
According to the statement, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Bala Yakubu was said to have detailed operatives to go after the culprits who were eventually apprehended on Friday, August 28.
Oyeyemi added that both men have reportedly confessed to the crime and would be transferred to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further action.