A fuji musician and President of the Performing Musician Association of Nigeria in Kwara State, Alhaji Maroof Adebayo popularly known as Marufu Alujo, has been accused of raping a 15-year-old girl on May 31.
Sahara Reporters reports that the 15-year-old girl who sells snacks for her mother, alleged that she was lured into a room by the musician who allegedly overpowered her and then raped her.
In a video obtained by SaharaReporters, the young girl while narrating what allegedly happened between her and the musician said;
“ON MAY 31, 2020, I WENT TO HAWK AND HE BOUGHT WORTH N300 AND TOLD ME TO COME BACK FOR THE MONEY.
WHEN I GOT THERE, I MET HIM IN HIS WIFE’S ROOM; HE ENTERED ANOTHER ROOM AND ASKED ME TO COME INSIDE. I TOLD HIM NO BUT HE INSISTED THAT I COME IN, SAYING HE CANNOT HARM ME AND THAT WE WERE NOT STRANGERS TO EACH OTHER.
HE SAID HE NOTICED THAT I HAVE A CHALLENGE IN SCHOOL AND HE WILL HELP ME AND BUY ME A PHONE TODAY. HE ASKED ME IF I AM A VIRGIN AND I TOLD HIM YES. HE ASKED IF I AM LYING, I SAID NO, THAT I AM A VIRGIN. HE CLOSED THE DOOR AND PUSHED ME TO THE BED. HE RAPED ME AND WHILE I SHOUTED, NOBODY CAME OUT. HE TORE MY CLOTH BY THE SIDE AND HAD SEX WITH ME.
I CRIED AND WENT OUT. HIS WIFE ASKED ME WHAT HAPPENED AND I TOLD HER THAT HER HUSBAND RAPED ME. SHE BEGGED ME AND ASKED ME TO KEEP IT AS A SECRET AND THAT’S HOW HER HUSBAND DOES.”
According to the reports, residents of the area said the musician was notorious for perpetuating the evil act in different communities in Offa and Oyun local government areas.
“IN THE PAST, HE IS REPORTED TO HAVE HAD SERIOUS PROBLEMS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES OVER SIMILAR CASES, SOME OF WHICH HAD LED TO HIS INCARCERATION AT THE STATE’S CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
HE RAPED A 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN 2011, HE FORCED THE GIRL TO PLAY WITH HIS PENIS WHILE HE RECORDED HER.
THE MATTER IS AT THE STATION BUT FAMILY AND FRIENDS PREVAILED ON THE VICTIM’S MOTHER TO DROP THE MATTER,” ONE OF ADEBAYO’S NEIGHBOURS TOLD SAHARA REPORTERS.
When contacted, Adebayo denied the allegation, saying he didn’t rape the girl. He said that though he was alone with the girl in a room, he did not assault or rape her.
”I BOUGHT PUFF-PUFF FROM HER, I HAD N1,000 AND TOLD HER TO COME BACK FOR HER MONEY. WHEN SHE CAME BACK, I WAS IN A ROOM AND TOLD HER TO COME AND MEET ME. WHEN SHE ENTERED, SHE SAID SHE NEEDED A PHONE AND I SHOWED HER ONE BUT SHE SAID SHE DOES NOT LIKE IT. SHE LEFT ONLY TO COME BACK WITH HER SISTER AND MOTHER WHO ACCUSED ME OF RAPING HER.”
Adebayo has been arrested and is being detained at the Kwara Police Command in Ilorin, the state capital.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Kwara state police command, Ajayi Okasanmi, said the police had commenced investigation into the case.
“THE POLICE IS QUITE AWARE OF THE CASE, THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE HAS ORDERED A DISCREET INVESTIGATION OF THE MATTER” HE SAID.
Pastor Funke Felix-Adejumo Tells Rich People to Dump Their Poor Friends (Video)
A Nigerian pastor, Mrs Funke Felix-Adejumo of Agape Christian Ministry has urged her members who are rich to dump their poor friends.
She urged her church members to move on if they notice that they are now richer than their friends.
According to the controversial preacher, “Some of you are the best person in your group. Wake up, that group should expire tonight.”
She continued, “If you are the richest person among your friends, that relationship has expired.”
“Befriend wealthy mentors, because you look like what you look at”
The clergywoman is popular for her prosperity sermons.
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Raymond Dokpesi: Polygamy One Of My Greatest Errors In Life
The Chairman Emeritus of DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi, on Saturday said one of the greatest errors of his life was going into polygamy.
According to him, contrary to the impression that he entered into polygamy because of his wealth, he revealed that it was due to internal family challenges.
Dokpesi stated this in an interview with journalists in Abuja on Saturday as part of the activities to mark his 70th birthday.
The media mogul also revealed how he survived poisoning as a little child even as doctors in Poland predicted that he would not last more than 35 years.
The PUNCH reported that Dokpesi’s autobiography titled: “The Handkerchief”, would soon be unveiled to mark his 70th birthday scheduled for October 25.
He said, “I am a Catholic and I definitely will tell you that one of the greatest errors of my life is polygamy. But it is not something that I desired or something that I wanted. It was a situation that developed, I just had no alternative.
“A lot of people looked at it as if it was wealth that distorted my behaviour but the truth of the matter is that there were internal family challenges that led to the polygamy. I was married to a Polish woman, I wanted to remain with the Polish woman, I still desired it in my old age but she left Nigeria for reasons that she was the only child of her parents and so she had to stay with her parents and I had to stay here and there is no leave in marriage.
“And so, I shuttled down to Poland over 16 times requesting her to come back to Nigeria and stay but as the only child, she wanted to be by them. My mother was very anxious that I should have children that are my own; kids that I don’t have to enter a plane to go and visit. That whole thing caused the instability that later affected my life.”
The DAAR Communication boss further gave insight on how Polish doctors gave him a 35-year life span.
“Well, let me say 35 years was the benchmark that was given to me because in my very early years, I was very sickly. I was fairly handicapped because I could not talk from the very beginning of my life; but very many people assumed that because I could not talk, I could not hear or I could not understand what it was.
“So, I would normally just look and see, watch things as they happened. And I vividly recall when one of my father’s very close friends came to intervene about my schooling and he condemned, outright, any effort to invest in me because I was very sickly and secondly, he had not seen any child of a northerner succeed.
“I was handicapped and that was the toughest moment in my life at that stage and at that time, I felt highly discriminated against, I felt that I was likely to be denied the opportunity to live,” Dokpesi recalled.
“By the time, I was about 12 years I was terribly sick, my mother and father took me to several places from hospitals to native doctors and churches praying, looking for an opportunity for me to survive.
“They later took me down to Agenebode, when my father had almost given up, that I was not going to survive. We went through the banks of River Niger at the time. When we got to the destination, they said I had been poisoned and the people that committed the atrocity were there present and they will be able to deliver me,” he added.
Eventually, he was cured. “But behold, here I am, 70 years old, all those challenges put behind, I am strong, I am healthy and I thank Almighty God and all Nigerians that have given me support all through to be able to reach this year,” he enthused.
Video: Wike Jokingly Threatens To Place A Curse On Godswill Akpabio
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has been spotted in a viral video jokingly threatening to place a curse on Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio.
Alongside other company, both politicians can be seen in the video having drinks when the Rivers state Governor made the comment, saying “do you want me to curse you?“.
The duo were having drinks when the Rivers state Governor made the comment.
This drew laughter among those present.
Watch the video below:
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