A Muslim cleric has been arrested and charged with raping a five-year-old girl during a private Arabic language tutoring session. He has denied all charges, saying that he was physically wrestling with the devil and that he lost and the devil forced his private parts into the girl according to a report:
The 43-year-old Islamic cleric, Abdulsalam Salaudeen, who was arrested by the Lagos state police command for allegedly raping a five-year-old Arabic schoolgirl has confessed to the crime.
The cleric who was paraded on Saturday said his enemies made him commit the crime as he had been battling with spiritual forces.
DAILY POST recalls that a statement by the state Command Spokesperson, CSP Chike Oti said the cleric was arrested after he was recorded having anal sex with a 5-year-old girl that was attending his Arabic classes on Awoyemi Street, Igando Road.
Speaking to newsmen, Saludeen who is a father of five recounted how he fought with the devil before sexually assaulting the little girl.
“It is the work of the devil. I have been living in Lagos for 25 years. I have a wife and five children. My wife and three of the children live with me. My wife does not deny me of sex. The girl was brought for Arabic class about five months ago.
“On that day, I asked her to go and sweep a section of the class. The place was separated by a wall and I followed her. I asked her to stand on a bench and face the wall. I rolled up her skirts and removed her panties. As I wanted to penetrate her from the anus, I said ‘aausubillahi, aausubillahi (God forbid)’. It was the devil that pushed me to it. My penis only grazed her private parts.
“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.