The Lagos state police command has arrested an Islamic cleric aka Alfa, Abdulsalam Salaudeen, 43, who was caught on camera having anal sex with a five-year-old girl that he was supposed to be teaching Islamic studies.
A statement released by the command’s spokesperson, CSP Chike Oti, says the dastard act was reported to the command by a good samaritan who secretly recorded the Alfa abusing the child.
The video was presented to the state Commissioner of Police, CP Edgal Imohimi, who after watching the heart-rending video, directed the command’s undercover operatives attached to the State Intelligence Bureau to immediately arrest the culprit and hand him over to the Gender Section for detailed investigation.
The operatives went in search of the Alfa and arrested him near a mosque in the Igando area of the state.
He was taken from there to the Gender Unit, where the Officer-in-Charge, ASP (Mrs) Abimbola Williams, confronted him with the video of him defiling the child by penetrating her anus and private parts.
On seeing himself captured like an actor in a movie, the suspect broke down in tears and owned up to the crime. He told the investigators that he resides at 16, Awoyemi Street, Igando Road, Ikotun, Lagos.
The case will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.
The CP, while commending the courageous act of the good Nigerian, has warned parents and guardians to keep constant watch over their children and wards.
Imohimi stressed that nobody should be trusted and that parents should endeavour to be friends with their children and let them be free to share things with you.