MPAC Strongly Condemns Rape of Niqobite Inside Mosque in Ibadan

Rajab 8, 1444 AH | 30th January, 2023

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

MPAC received with sadness, the unfortunate news of rape of a Muslim woman inside a mosque in Ibadan, Oyo State. The terrible incidence took place yesterday, Sunday 29th January, 2023.

Media report (Muslim News Nigeria) confirms that the perpetrator has now been arrested by the Police. While we find the disrespect and brutal violation of the sister intolerable, there is no way any society can tolerate violent abuse of women and blatant violation of decency. We therefore urge swift prosecution of the perpetrator of this heinous crime and the stiffest punishment possible.
We commend the police at the promptness of the action. Nigerian law-enforcement agencies should not allow violent violation of women and the breach of the sanctity of the mosque go unpunished.
Women have the right to live or worship without fear and in peace. Without having their body and honour violated by predators. We call on the Police authority to ensure that swift justice is served and the perpetrator of this unspeakable cruelty is punished as a rotten criminal that he is.
We offer our prayers and supports to the victim and the Muslim community affected.
Disu Kamor
Executive Chairman
Muslim Public Affairs Centre, MPAC


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