Female worshipper reportedly raped inside Oyo mosque


Several Muslim youths, academics, and organizations in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, have protested the alleged rape of a Muslim woman at one of Ibadan’s mosques.

According to Daily Post, the victim was said to have been allegedly raped while she was in ‘Niqob’ Purdah inside a mosque at Iwo Road area of Ibadan on Sunday.

A source said, “An unfortunate incident happened on Sunday in Ibadan, when the son of a road transport union sneaked into a mosque and raped a niqobite.

“This then prompted the concerned Muslim leaders to stage the protest on Monday.”

It was also reported that the concerned Muslims were led in the protest by an Ibadan-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Amubieya.

Also another source revealed that the suspect has been apprehended and is currently in detention.

He said, “The thug who raped a niqobite (Muslim lady in veil) has been identified as Idris, also known as Kesari.

“He is the son of a union leader known as Al-Majiri. He was arrested by the police and the case has now been transferred to the State CID”