Islamic cleric bags life imprisonment for defiling eight-year-old

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Islamic cleric bags life imprisonment for defiling eight-year-old

The Lagos State High Court sitting at Ikeja, has sentenced an Islamic cleric, Isah Mustapha, to life imprisonment for defiling an eight-year-old girl in the state.

 

At the trial before the presiding judge, Justice H.O Oshodi, the eight-year-old victim, told the court that the convict had carnal knowledge of her in his house in 2017 when her mother sent her on an errand. She recalled that Mustapha called her on her way back.

 

“When I was about to get to our apartment, the defendant called me back saying he wanted to send me to my mother to collect onions from her and bring to him downstairs. So, I went upstairs to collect the onions, which my mother gave me to give to the defendant downstairs,” she said

 

The victim stated that as she was about to return home after handing the onions to Mustapha, the cleric called her back, saying he was not done sending her on an errand.

 

“He said I should enter his house, but I said no. I later entered so he would not tell my…



Source: Linda Ikeji