Ekiti cleric detained for defiling teenager

A 45-year-old cleric in Ekiti, Adeleye Akingbaso has been detained at the Nigeria Correctional Centre, Ado Ekiti, for allegedly defiling a teenager.

According to Daily Post, the Ekiti State Magistrate Court gave the order to detained Akingbaso who was reasonably suspected to have committed the offence of rape on a thirteen-year-old girl, at Ajowa Area of Ado Ekiti on 25th July, 2022.

In her statement to the Police, the victim said, “the Prophet is my mothers’ man-friend, he used to sleep in our house; on that day, my mummy left for night duty but the Prophet slept in our house. In the midnight, he woke me and said I had bed wet, I said no, he gave me shea butter and salt to rub my private part, I did as he directed, when I woke on the second day, I saw him beside me and discovered that I have been raped, he warned me not to tell anybody because I will run mad.

“He came back on the third day, he said, he wanted to renew what he gave me earlier by having sex with me, I ran out of the house and informed our neighbours, they called my mother and narrated what happened to her, he was arrested and handed over to the Police.”