The operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), have arrested a 42 year old Pharmacist and Imam of the Spring Valley Estate Abuja, Abubarkar Mustapha Danraka, for allegedly having anal sex with a 12 year old boy.
This was contained in a statement by Stella Nezan, the Head, Press & Public Relations Unit of the organization.
Abubakar Danraka, a PhD holder and Chief Pharmacist at the National Hospital Abuja, is also the Special Assistant (Technical) to the Director General of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPTIP).
Narrating his ordeal in the hands of the Pharmacist, the 12 year old victim told Operatives of NAPTIP that the crime took place on Saturday 21st March, 2020 at the residence of the Suspect.
According to him, after their religious educational programme (Islamiyya) that afternoon, he decided to check on his friend who happens to be a neighbor to the suspect.
On getting there, after several knocks at the door, there was no response but as he made to leave, the suspect opened his door and beckoned on him. He subsequently grabbed his hand and took him into his sitting room.
According to the victim, the suspect then offered him a glass of water to drink. Not suspecting any foul play, the boy drank the water and began to feel weak. It was in that state of weakness that the suspect overpowered him, laid him on a red settee in the sitting room and forced his manhood into his anus.
Upon getting home that day, the mother scolded him(the victim) about his whereabouts but noticed her son was uneasy. She took him into the room questioned him and he opened up about what had happened to him.
It was after his revelation that the mother now checked his body and saw sperm content and bruises around his anus region. She and the father rushed him to the National hospital, Abuja where he was admitted.
He spent five days in the hospital and was discharged on Thursday, 26th of March, 2020.
Meanwhile, the suspect who is currently in NAPTIP’s custody has denied that no such event occurred. However, an identification parade was done where a number of men with the height and stature of the suspect were put together, and the victim pointed out the suspect.
Subsequent investigation at the home of the suspect also corroborated the narration of the victim especially with the colours of the furniture in the suspects’ sitting room as well as the set up of his house, with further investigations still on going.
In her reaction to the sad incidence, the Director-General of NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah-Donli, has expressed sadness, wondering why a learned person would engaged himself in such an act.
She has however, appealed to parents to always be vigilant and to always question the whereabouts of their children and wards.