A 29-year-old student (names withheld) lost her virginity after she was allegedly raped by an Alfa (Islamic cleric), Mustapha Hammed, who lured her with a death vision, the Nation reports.
It was gathered that the incident occurred on April 7 after the Alfa told the victim, a virgin, that he saw a vision she would die within 24 hours unless a cleansing was done to avert it.
Hammed, who was arrested by police in Lagos was paraded by the state Police Commissioner, Imohimi Edgal, on Monday, after the victim’s father reported the case on July 12, lured the woman from Bariga to Ikorodu for spiritual cleansing where he raped her and allegedly used a white handkerchief to clean her blood.
Edgal said the victim’s father had filed a complaint at the Bariga Police Station after she exhibited traits of mental disorder following the incident.
He said: “The suspect in the case is one Mustapha Hammed who claims to be an Alfa. The said Alfa was introduced to the victim through a mutual friend.
“The Alfa deceived the 29-year-old student saying he saw in a vision that she was going to die within 24 hours. He took the girl to Ikorodu, Lagos, for cleansing so that she would not die.
“At Ikorodu, he forcefully had canal knowledge of the girl said to be a virgin at the time. He thereafter allegedly wiped off her blood with a white handkerchief and since then, her father alleged that the girl has been behaving abnormally because she was completely devastated and traumatised by the incident.”
Admitting to the crime, Hammed said he had been in love with the lady but did not know how to tell her.
He said the vision, spiritual and sexual cleansing, were strategies to get in between her legs.
Hammed said: “It all happened on April 7, when I called Rukayat, a friend to my lover, to come to my mum’s house in Bariga. I told her I had seen a vision for her while I was praying that she had a spiritual husband.
“I told her the solution is to bath three times with a soap I will give her. I told her I would take her to my house in Ikorodu for the bath and she agreed.
“We went there and she went to bath the first time and while I was praying for the water to do the second bathing, I quickly put a dead frog in the water. When she got to the bathroom and saw the frog, she was afraid and ran out to inform me.
“This I said was a bad omen, that the only solution is to immediately do some prayers and then do a sexual cleansing which entails having sexual intercourse with a man.
“She was scared and said she would do all it takes to be free. So, I asked her to call her boyfriend. She said her boyfriend was far away, she pleaded I help her.
“She did not know that I had put the frog because I have been looking for a way to tell her I love her and have a sexual relationship with her. So I deflowered her. I did not wipe her private part with any white handkerchief.”
Edgal said investigation into the case was ongoing, adding that the suspect would be charged to court soon.
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