24th July, 2022
By Auwalu Yusuf Birninkudu
A 62-year-old herbalist at Zagun village in Numan Local Goverment Area of Adamawa state, Godwin Sanda, has been arrested for raping a 14 -year- old girl brought to him for treatment.
Spokesman for Adamawa Police the Command, SP Suleiman Nguroje, in a statement issued on Sunday in Yola said the 14-year-old victim (names withheld), a mentally retarded child, was brought under the suspect’s custody for herbal treatment.
“The suspect is a herbalist and used the opportunity to abuse the child,” he said.
Nguroje said the victim’s mother, Maryam Abubakar reported the case to the Divisional Police office in Numan.
“The suspect advised the mother to go back home pending when the victim will recover.
“Sanda took advantage of the complainant absence for a period of five days and had unlawful canal knowledge of the victim, which led to her escape from his premises back to her parent’s house.
“The suspect is presently undergoing investigation by detectives from State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) based on the instruction of the Commissioner of Police,” he said.
While reitrating commitment of the command to fight crimes, Nguroje advised parents to monitor their wards and be wary of questionable characters in their neighborhoods. (NAN)(www.nanews.ng)