Abdurrahman’s arrest followed a petition by the Crescent Chamber, Ibadan, dated June 13, 2019, addressed to the Commissioner of Police, which detailed how the cleric allegedly molested the victim.
Sources claimed that the cleric was being detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Osogbo.
“The suspect was arrested in connection with the allegations contained in the petition and is already in our custody,” Odoro stated.
According to the petition written on behalf of the victim’s family, a copy of which was obtained by our correspondent, the victim is a Junior Secondary School 3 pupil of a private school in Ede and has been living with her mother since the demise of her father nine years ago.
Not long after the victim joined the cleric’s school, it was alleged that Abdurrahman would delay her at the end of the lesson without any justification.
Giving further insights into the matter, the victim’s uncle, Muhydeen Oloyede, stated, “On April 18, 2019, the cleric took the victim and some of his pupils on a journey to Ilaro, Ogun State. He lodged the other pupils in one room and asked the victim to stay in his own room. That night, he molested her.