The 43-year-old Islamic cleric, Abdulsalam Salaudeen, who raped a 5-year-old Arabic Schoolgirl, revealed that he has been having a working battle with non secular forces for years.

The suspect additional disclosed that he fought the satan backwards and forwards by saying aausubillahi (God forbid) to no avail, earlier than committing the stated crime on Friday, December 28, 2018 at a piece of the Arabic college on Awoyemi Road, Igando Highway.

Salaudeen who was beforehand accused of raping a woman in his class some years in the past when he was residing at Ikotun, a neighbouring neighborhood, additional disclosed that disgrace pressured him to relocate to Igando. “It is the work of the devil,” he stated in Yoruba, burying his head in his proper palm.

“I’ve been residing in Lagos for 25 years. I’ve a spouse and 5 kids. My spouse and three of the kids stay with me. My spouse doesn’t deny me of intercourse. The lady was introduced for Arabic class about 5 months in the past. On that day, I requested her to go and sweep a piece of the category. The place was separated by a wall and I adopted her. I requested her to face on a bench and face the wall. I rolled up her skirts and eliminated her panties. As I needed to penetrate her from the anus, I stated ‘aausubillahi, aausubillahi (God forbid)’. It was the satan that pushed me to it. My penis solely grazed her non-public components.

“While I was living in Ikotun, I was accused of raping one of the children attending my class. But I did not rape the girl. She needed a uniform we used in the class and I took her to a tailor to take her measurements. I have been battling with spiritual wars since then. My enemies are many and they have been casting spells on me. I relocated to Igando and started a new Arabic class” he stated.

Salaudeen who revealed how shocked he was when confronted with a video clip displaying how he molested the lady, was arrested after a neighbour who chanced on him fondling the sufferer in his class left quietly and reported the case to a baby rights’ organisation in the neighborhood. The neighbour was suggested to do a secret video subsequent time he caught the cleric within the act.

“The informant was asked to do a video to get evidence that could nail the cleric. He was well respected in the community and he could have easily denied the allegation. Many people would also not believe he could do such a thing without the video,” a police supply stated.

Lagos State Police spokesperson, CSP Chike Oti, nonetheless instructed newsmen that Salaudeen was arrested after the informant reported the crime on the command headquarters in Ikeja with the video clip.

In response to Chike, the suspect who initially denied the allegation when he was grilled on the Gender unit, owned as much as committing the crime after the Officer-in-Cost of the unit, ASP Abimbola Williams, confronted him with the video of him defiling the kid by penetrating her anus and personal components.

“On Friday, December 28, 2018, Nigerian visited the headquarters of the Lagos State Police Command with a video proof of an Islamic cleric, aka Alfa, having anal intercourse with a five-year-old lady that he was speculated to be instructing Islamic research. The complainant sought viewers with the state Commissioner of Police, CP Edgal Imohimi.

“The CP, after watching the heartrending video, directed the command’s undercover operatives connected to the State Intelligence Bureau to right away arrest the perpetrator and hand him over to the Gender Part for detailed investigation. The operatives went in the hunt for the Alfa and arrested him close to a mosque within the Igando space of the state.

“On seeing how he was captured like an actor in a movie, the suspect broke down in tears and owned up to committing the crime. The case will be charged to court soon,” Oti added.

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