Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Pregnant Housewife Raped for Listening to 'Offensive' Islamic Sermon.

Birnin Kebbi — The Police in Kebbi on Saturday arrested three men accused of raping a pregnant housewife for listening to an "offensive" Islamic sermon.

The suspects, Yusuf Ahmed, Muazu Mohammed and Bawa Ibrahim, were nabbed for raping a housewife (names witheld).

The offence was committed in Ula-Ira town in the Ngaski Local Government Area of the state.

Alhaji Garba Saleh, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, told NAN in Birnin Kebbi that the accused had been charged to a Magistrates' Court for theft, criminal intimidation, rape and criminal tress pass.

He said the victim was raped over an offence ostensibly committed by her husband, stressing that she identified the rapists, who also said they wanted to teach her husband a lesson.

Saleh said that one Bawa Ibrahim had complained to the district head of the area about the "offensive" sermon of Malam Maiguduma, played by Muhammad Dantillo, the husband of the victim.

The accused felt offended that Dantillo defied their demand for him to desist from playing the sermon to public hearing.

He said that one of the accused (Bawa Ibrahim) confronted and threatened "to deal" with the husband of the rape victim.

The accused utilised the departure of Dantillo on a fishing expedition to abduct and rape his wife.

The deputy commissioner said the accused also dispossessed their victim of N150,000 cash.

NAN

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