A man identified as Abdulsalam Salaudeen has been brought before the court for allegedly molesting a five-year-old pupil in the mosque.
The 43-year-old Muslim cleric was arraigned on one count of defilement.
A report had it that the cleric who was to teach the victim Islamic Studies, at the Olorungbebe Mosque, Iyana Ile-Oba in the Igando area of Lagos, allegedly lured her to a secluded place in the mosque and molested her.
According to Punch, a neighbour, who recorded the act, allegedly took the footage to the Lagos State Police Command.
The former Commissioner of Police in the state, Edgal Imohimi, directed the undercover operatives attached to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Bureau to arrest the cleric and hand him over to the Gender Section of the command for detailed investigation.
Salaudeen, who had earlier been arraigned before the Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, was re-arraigned before the Special Offences Court.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Justice Soladoye ordered that the cleric be remanded in the Kirikiri Prison till October 14, when the case will come up again.