ISLAMIC CLERIC TO FACE THE LAW FOR RAPING 16-YEAR-OLD
Habeebulah Abdulrahman, the Osun-based Islamic cleric, who raped a 16-year-old, was arraigned in a Magistrate court, Ede division, on Thursday.
Mr Abdulrahman was arrested on Monday and detained by the Osun State Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
PREMIUM TIMES, in an exclusive report, published how Mr Abdulrahman (popularly known as Al-Edewy) raped the victim, a student of his Islamic school in Ede, a town in Osun State.
Although the cleric did not deny sleeping with the girl. He claimed he married her a day before the ‘first rape incident’.
Mr Abdulrahman could not provide any evidence of marriage as the girl and her family debunked the marriage claims.
“Barely four days after I joined the Islamic school, he asked me to marry him but I said my studies will be affected and that he is too old for me even if I want to marry anyone at all,” the victim explianed.
The Nigerian law largely bans marriage to persons below 18 years.