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Muslim Cleric Arrested for Raping 5 Years in Kaduna

ADEOLA AJAYI, EKITI

The world screamed over the recent rape case in Nigeria but the story revolve toward a Kaduna-based cleric, Joseph Alhassan, has been arrested for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl for five years.

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Alhassan was arrested at his residence on Abdulrahman Road, Shagari Low Cost, Barnawa Kaduna, by officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps. The victim was in a close dialogue with Ms Brenda Bartholomew, the Social Welfare Officer in charge of the case, in Kaduna on Saturday, alleged that Alhassan had sexually to abused her over the last five years.

“After receiving the information, we reported the case to the NSCDC, Kaduna South Local Government Area Division, Kakuri. The NSCDC thereafter arrested Alhassan and the matter is currently being investigated.

“We have taken her (victim) to the Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Kakuri, for medical examination while we wait for the NSCDC to conclude their investigation before we will proceed with the prosecution process,”

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