A protest has been staged by some Muslim scholars and organisations in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, over the alleged rape of a Muslim lady in one of the mosques in the city.

According to reports, “the woman who was in ‘Niqob’ Purdah was raped inside a mosque at Iwo Road area of Ibadan, on Sunday, January 29, 2023.

The protesters who stormed major roads of Ibadan on Monday, January 30, 2023, demanded the prosecution of the suspect.

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.”

The concerned Muslims were led in the protest by an Ibadan-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Amubieya.

Another source claimed that the suspect had been arrested.

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”.




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