The incident happened at the popular Mosque located at Ilasamaja area of Lagos.
It was gathered that the arrest followed an intensive manhunt by the police team led by the Area Commander, Zone D Mushin, ACP A. Olasoji, before he was eventually apprehended.
It was gathered that the incidence occurred last Monday right inside a Mosque when the perpetrator took advantage of the girl not considering that she had some form of deformity and raped her.
When the girl’s mother realised what happened, she took her to General Hospital, where she was checked and treated.
The matter was reported to Zone D Police Command, Mushin, and the cleric was said to have gone into hiding and was at large.
However, P.M.Express gathered that since the Police were not able to arrest the suspect, they picked up the Imam and some Alfas from the Mosque in order for them to produce the cleric who perpetrated the act.
A Police source said the suspect who had been on the run was later arrested and detained at the Command. The source said that the suspect may be transferred to the Gender Section of the Police Command for further investigation from where he will be charged to court.
It was gathered that Alfa Mukaila may have to face charge of defilement if he is found culpable and may spend several years in prison if he is tried and found guilty before the Court.