months after he allegedly abducted her from the Murtala Muhammed Airport
in Ikeja, Lagos State.
was said to have kept the victim, Simbiat (pseudonym), in his rented
apartment in the Atan-Ota area of the state and allegedly had sex with
her during the period.
in May, was said to have informed her family and the case was reported
at the Onipanu Police Division, leading to Alfa’s arrest.
in 2013 for help over a spiritual attack before travelling to Dubai,
United Arab Emirates.
the Alfa had slept with her for at least 10 times, adding that anytime she
demanded to see her parents, he would beat her up and boast that she had
reached her “final destination.”
She said, “Sometime in 2013, I had a
dream that a man made love to me. A friend introduced me to him and he
gave me a piece of white cloth with Arabic inscriptions to cover my body
whenever I wanted to sleep, which I used. Some months later, I
travelled to Dubai.“On January 11, he called me on the
telephone to come home. It was like a spell. I packed my things and
arrived in Lagos the following day without telling my parents. He picked
me at the airport and took me to his apartment in the Aboru area. After
some time, he relocated me to Atan-Ota, where he was eventually
arrested. He beat me anyhow and slept with me.“Sometime in May, he took me to a river
for a ritual. While he left me to do something inside the bush, I saw
someone I knew. The person informed my father that I was already in
Nigeria, but in captivity. My father was shocked because he thought I
was in Dubai.”
He said, “I am married with three
children. The woman and I knew each other in Surulere, where my family
members reside. As an Islamic cleric, I help people facing problems with
prayers and it works. That was how I got to know Simbiat.“It is true I cast a spell on her to
come back to Nigeria. She was living with me and I slept with her
occasionally. I only borrowed the money from her, I will refund it.”
who did not want her name in print, said it was unfortunate that she had
to go through such an “excruciating” experience.
“I don’t know why this happened to
someone like her. She is decent and religious. I have never seen her
with a boyfriend. I think the mistake she made was narrating the dream
she had to a friend who took her to Alfa. If she had told her father,
she would not have fallen victim,” she added.