By Mafugi Ceesay
An assistant Imam, name withheld, from a village in Kombo central, is reported to have impregnated a teenage girl and her mother, reliable sources within the village informed The Standard.
Sources reported that the young girl, who runs missions to the assistant Imam on behalf of her mother—who he first impregnated—ended up being victimized herself by the man.
The Standard visited the village and many people volunteered information about the details of the strange news but chose to contact the Imam of the village for veracity.
The Imam confirmed that his assistant, who is responsible for calling prayers every early morning, has returned the keys of the mosque but did not explain why.
“To be frank, I have heard of the news and many people came to me to ask what I know about the allegations but my relation with him is only about mosque matters and nothing else. But of late I noticed that he appeared to be rather ashamed of himself and eventually he returned the keys to me without a word,” the Imam said. He added that he never entertained any comments on this matter and will not do so as his relation with the man was purely in the service of the mosque.