17 July 2018

Nigeria: Undergraduate Raped, Barks Like a Dog After Spiritual Cleansing

A 29-year-old female student of the College of Education, Akoka, Lagos State, who visited a Muslim cleric, Mustapha Hammed, popularly known as 'Alfa', for spiritual cleaning to avert calamity, is allegedly barking like a dog after undergoing cleansing in Ikorodu area of the state.

The cleric, one Mustapha Hammed, aged 23, who has been arrested, admitted to have put a live frog in the water the undergraduate used to bath during the cleansing.

An investigation by the police revealed that the suspect raped the victim upon discovering that she was a virgin. Thereafter, he allegedly wiped the blood with a piece of cloth.

Briefing newsmen at the command headquarters, yesterday, the command boss, Imohimi Edgal, said: "On July 12, a case of sexual assault by penetration was brought from Bariga police station to the gender section of the command for further investigation. The suspect, Mustapha Hammed, was introduced to the victim through a mutual friend.

"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 for cleansing so that she would not die. At Ikorodu, he forcibly had canal knowledge of the girl said to be a virgin. He thereafter wiped off her blood with a white handkerchief and since then, her father alleged that the girl has been behaving abnormally because she was completely devastated and traumatized by the incident".

When approached, the suspect admitted to have raped the victim but denied wiping the blood with a cloth. He said his girlfriend brought the victim to him for consultation and in the process, concluded to marry her.

He said: "I told her that during divination, I saw she had a spiritual husband. She confirmed it and said that had been the cause of her problem. I told her she would need to undergo spiritual cleansing in my house at Ikorodu. When we got there, I instructed her to bathe and pray three times. After the first bath, I secretly put a live frog in her water. When she saw it, she ran out to inform me. I told her it was a bad omen and the only solution was for her to sleep with a man. I told her to call her boyfriend but she said I should sleep with her since he was far away. I did it because I love her and intend to marry her."

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