- Police have confirmed the arrest of a popular Kwara Fuji musician Maroof Adebayo for sexually abusing a teenager
- Neighbours of the singer said Maroof is notorious for such crimes
- The singer's wife also confirmed that her husband is in the habit of sexually violating young girls
A 15-year-old girl has accused a popular musician in Kwara state Alhaji Maroof Adebayo known as Marufu Alujo of sexual abuse.
Sahara Reporters reported that the singer who is also president of Performing Musician Association of Nigeria in the state lured the girl into a room and raped her.
According to the girl, she was hawking snacks for her mother on Sunday, May 31, 2020, when the musician patronised her.
The unnamed girl said that Maroof told her to come back for money and when she went back, he asked her to enter into a room. According to her, she refused but the musician convinced her that he would not abuse her.
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The young girl said that the singer asked if she was a virgin and she said yes. According to her, Maroof went on to close the door and push her to the bed where he raped her. The teenager said that while he was abusing her, she shouted and nobody came out until he was done.
“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," she said.
Although the Fuji musician denied the allegations, people in his city confirmed that he is notorious for such crimes. According to those who spoke, some of his crimes have landed him at the state's correctional centres.
Maroof has been arrested and detained at the Kwara Police Command in Ilorin, the state capital.
In other news, Legit.ng earlier reported that Nollywood actresses Hilda Dokubo, Tonto Dikeh, others hit the streets in protest against sexual abuse.
Dokubo in an Instagram post urged authorities to stop sweeping rape cases under the carpets while they let abusers roam free to do more harm.
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