What kind of world are we living in? Why would anybody rape a pregnant woman? Obviously, the raving mad men on the streets are better than some people in our society.
The police in Kebbi State have arrested three men accused of raping a pregnant housewife for listening to an alleged “offensive” Islamic sermon. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the suspects, Yusuf Ahmed, Muazu Mohammed and Bawa Ibrahim, were arrested on Saturday for raping a housewife (names withheld).
The offence was committed in Ula-Ira town in Ngaski Local Government Area of the state. A Deputy Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Garba Saleh, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Birnin Kebbi that the accused had been charged to a Magistrates’ Court for theft, criminal intimidation, rape and criminal trespass.
He said the victim was raped over an offence ostensibly committed by her husband, stressing that she identified the alleged rapists, who also said they wanted to teach her husband a lesson. Saleh said that one Bawa Ibrahim had complained to the district head of the area about the “offensive” sermon of Malam Maiguduma, played by Muhammad Dantillo, the husband of the victim.
The accused felt offended that Dantillo defied their demand for him to desist from playing the sermon to public hearing. He said that one of the accused (Bawa Ibrahim) confronted and threatened “to deal” with the husband of the rape victim.