52 year old Moruf Mohammed, has been arrested by the Lagos state police command for defiling the 7 year old daughter of a prophetess whom he had gone to for spiritual help at her number 5, Samsudeen Street, Igbogbo, Ikorodu, Lagos home last Wednesday May 25th.
Vanguard reports that the little girl had just returned from school and was home alone when Moruf came by their home. Her mother had gone to the market.
“Immediately I came back from school, Baba Moruf came to the house and asked after my mother. I told him that she was not at home. He then gave me N1,000, pushed me towards the door and removed my pants. When I tried to shout, he used his hands to cover my mouth. He first inserted his hands inside me before using his manhood on me.” Moruf who initially said he did not know what came over him and that it was the work of the devil at the Juvenile and Women Centre, JWC, Igbogbo Divisional headquarters, Ikorodu, however denied the allegation when he was paraded at the Police Command, Ikeja. “I am a bus driver from Ijebu-Ode in Ogun State and I have three wives. The victim’s mother called me on phone to get money for the job she was doing for me. When I got there, she was not at home. But I met her daughter, who had just returned from school. I went to see the victim’s mother because she is a prophetess and does some spiritual work for me. Unfortunately, her mother was not at home, so I gave her N1,000. I did not touch her. A few days later they arrested me for raping the little girl.”
The mother of the victim said she came home to meet her daughter bleeding and upon inquiry, the little girl told her what Moruf did to her
“I knew Moruf Mohammed sometime ago as he comes for some spiritual works. On Wednesday, I called him to get money for the work I have done for him. When I got home later, I met my daughter bleeding profusely with her uniform stained with blood. Immediately, I took her to the school where I was told nothing like that happened and that this was the handiwork of an adult. So I asked my daughter who did that to her? She said it was Moruf Mohammed, the client that gave her money to give to me. When we got to his place, my daughter identified him as the man that had defiled her and he was later arrested”.