The Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 38-year-old Quranic teacher, Ismaila Saheed, for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl.

Saheed was arrested alongside one Toliha Sabith, 20.

The duo were arrested and detained by operatives attached to the Redeemed Camp Police Station following a report by the victim on 25 August 2020 that the Saheed and Sabith raped her at different times.

She alleged that she was first raped by Sabith at Imedu-nla in Mowe but when she went to confide in her Islamic teacher he took advantage of her under the guise of helping her remove an imaginary pregnancy gotten from the first defilement.

“She said she was raped by Sabith and she went to her Islamic and Arabic teacher to tell him about it. Having listened to her ordeal, the Arabic teacher Ismaila Saheed told her that she might have gotten pregnant as a result of the incident and he offered to help her remove the said pregnancy.

“Surprisingly, instead of removing the imaginary pregnancy, he also had carnal knowledge of her, after which he inserted a sharp object into her private part causing her a serious vaginal injury,” said police spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement yesterday.

The duo were apprehended last Friday.

They were said to have confessed to the crime and would be transferred to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further action.

Oyeyemi said the victim has been admitted in a hospital for proper care.

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