Malam Musa, an Islamic scholar and medicine seller in Nguru town, Yobe State, has been accused of raping and inpergnating a 14-year-old girl, SaharaReporters reports.
The victim, who is a JSS1 student of Higher Islamic School, Nguru, Nayi-nawa area of Nguru town, Yobe State, is now reportedly four months pregnant.
The victim said that the 40-year-old Islamic scholar, who is also her neighbour, first raped and then proceeded to give her N2,500 after repeating the act four times despite her resistance.
She said when she discovered that she was pregnant, she approached another 60-year-old Muslim scholar, who lives in the Bulabulin area of Nguru town for ‘spiritual’ abortion.
The scholar however, demanded a huge amount of money from her to abort the pregnancy, which she couldn’t provide. She said the man asked her to pay him in kind and went on to rape her shortly afterwards.
But the pregnancy became noticeable despite promises by the Islamic scholar that it will ‘spiritually’ be aborted.
Despite overwhelming evidence, the family of the victim said the alleged rapist, Malam Musa, has taken them to court for alleged defamation of character.
“We are worried she will not get justice for the repeated sexual abuse she suffered in the hand of the Islamic medicine seller and the Islamic scholar,” they said.
The 60-year-old Muslim scholar, it was gathered, has however, admitted raping the girl when she approached him for ‘spiritual’ abortion.