Imam of Nigerian descent jailed 10 years for defiling a 12 year old

[] —- An Imam named Ishmaila Salam has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for defiling a 12 year old at Mameng in the Eastern Region.

The now imprisoned Imam is a Nigerian and an Islamic preacher and a teacher at Masjid Ali Dawood Abu Zahriya in Kwahyia near Suhum.

The mother of the child noticed a sudden change in her daughter and upon interrogating her led to the revelation that the said Imam had been sleeping with her daughter often after class. The sexual encounters were said to have occured at the mosque.

When the Imam was confronted, he admitted his offence and pleaded for leniency both in court and to the child’s parents.

The incidence was sent to DOVSU which led to the arrest of the Imam. The court later gave him a 10 year prison term for defiling the 12 year old.