- A 23-year-old Alfa has been arrested by the police for allegedly raping a 29-year-old lady
- The Alfa identified as Mustapha Hammed, lied to the victim that he saw vision of her death
- He told the victim that the death would be averted if she took a spiritual bath, which the girl agreed to
The Lagos state police command has apprehended a 23-year-old Alfa identified as Mustapha Hammed, for allegedly raping a 29-year-old student of Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, Lagos.
According to the police, the victim was told by the suspect that he saw vision that she would die in 24 hours, unless she took spiritual baths, Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that the victim was taken to Itowolo in the Ikorodu area of Lagos state for cleansing to avert the death.
While addressing the press during a parade at the state police command on Monday, July 16, the Lagos state commissioner of police, Edgal Imohimi, said: “The Alfa deceived the victim that he saw in a vision that she was going to die within 24 hours. He took the girl to Ikorodu, Lagos, for cleansing so that she will not die. At Ikorodu, he raped the girl, who was a virgin.
“He thereafter wiped off her blood with a white handkerchief and since then, according to the victim’s father, the girl has been behaving abnormally because she was completely devastated and traumatised by the incident.”
The suspect, who hails from Oyo, confessed that he deflowered the girl in his house at Ikorodu to spiritually cleanse her.
He said: “On April 7, 2018, I called the girl to come and meet me at my house. The girl is a friend to my girlfriend. When she came, I told her that I saw a vision that she has spiritual husband while I was praying and told her she needed to bath three times to solve the spiritual problem.
“The girl agreed to follow me to my house in Ikorodu. When we got there, she bathed the first time, but before she had the second bath, I had put a frog inside the water. I threw the frog inside the water because I want to marry her but do not know how to tell her.
“When she saw the frog, she ran out of the bathroom. I told her that it was a bad sign and she asked what to do. I then told her to call her boyfriend to meet her at my place. She told me that she could not call anybody and asked me to help her to do everything. She said she was still a virgin and told me to deflower her, so I did. But it was on that day that I realised that she was a virgin.
“When we came back to Bariga from Ikorodu, I saw her about two weeks ago and she was fine. I was arrested on Thursday, July 12, and they said I raped the girl and used her to do something; I did not use her to do anything.”
According to the commissioner, the case has been transferred to the Gender Section Unit for further investigation. He said that the suspect would be charged to court at the end of investigation.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that a 24-year-old man identified as Sodiq Afefelaye, was on Tuesday, October 4, 2018 dragged before an Igbosere magistrate’s court in Lagos for allegedly molesting a 17- year-old girl.
The accused was slammed with a two-count charge of unlawful carnal knowledge and sexual assault.
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