Police re-arraign Osun cleric who allegedly raped teenager


The Osun-based cleric, Habeebulah AbdulRahman, who allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl in 2019, has been charged to court for the second time.

Although the matter was initially settled out of court, the cleric was rearraigned on Wednesday following a series of follow-up reports by this newspaper and pressure from rights groups.

Background

PREMIUM TIMES, in July last year, exclusively reported how Mr Abdulrahman, (popularly known as Al-Edewy), was accused of raping a student of his Islamic school.

In response, Mr Abdulrahman told PREMIUM TIMES that the teenager is his wife and he had the right to have sexual intercourse with her.

The victim, born in 2003, lost her dad at a young age and stays with her mother in Ede, a town in Osun State. She recently completed her junior secondary…



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