The police in the Bariga area of Lagos arrested a 38-year – old Islamic cleric, Abdul Lateef Mustapha, for having sex with his sister – in – law, who is reported to be only 17 years old.
The case was reported by the Child Protection Agency at the police station, Shomolu Unit and Mustapha were ordered to be immediately arrested. Mustapha was discovered during interrogation that he had continually defiled the victim whenever the wife was not there.
However, the act was exposed when the embittered victim told two of their neighbors her predicament; how her sister’s husband used to defile her but the two women did not believe her because her sister and the Islamic cleric were present.
The act that broke the camel’s back was said to have happened on 16th February, 2019, when the Islamic cleric had canal knowledge of the girl and was caught red-handed. He then apologized never to do such again.
It was gathered that the suspect initially denied the act but later opened up that he had sex with the girl only once and not thrice as stated by the 17-year old victim.