Men of the Ogun state police command have arrested one Nurudeen Sadallah, an Islamic cleric for reportedly defiling his 7- year old student, DailyTrust reports.
The cleric it was said followed the victim to a corner she had gone to urinate before covering her mouth and then dipping his finger into her private part. He was arrested after she reported the matter to her parents following days of continuous bleeding.
Father to the victim who identified himself as Ibrahim said, ” Her mum noticed she was bleeding from her private part since she came back from the Arabic class that Saturday. When I came back from work around 9pm that day, she told me to check our daughter’ s private part.
” I saw blood there. I was shocked and wondered what could have caused it. My wife said the first pant she (the victim) wore was covered with blood and she had to change it.
She wore a third pant before she slept but by the time she woke up, it was soaked again with blood.
” We took her to a hospital. As a doctor was treating her, she was screaming and saying ‘ it is Alfa that did this o. ‘ My wife called the Alfa on the phone and was complaining bitterly. I then asked my daughter what happened.
” She said she went to a corner to urinate and while she was there, Alfa appeared; covered her mouth and dipped his finger into her private parts. The doctor confirmed that she had been defiled. She is seven years old and very smart. She couldn’ t have lied against him if he didn’ t do anything to her. ”
The 40- year old cleric has however denied committing the crime. According to him, ” After I finished teaching them Quran, I told them to go perform ablution and prepare for Suhr prayer. I didn’ t do anything to her. I have been teaching children Quran in that area for 12 years and I have never done anything like that. ”
Despite his denial, he has since been transferred to the police command headquarters in Abeokuta for further investigation and prosecution, spokesman of the police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed.