Police in Adamawa State has
arrested a 62-year-old man, Godwin Sanda for allegedly raping a minor in
The herbalist, who is
currently cooling his heels in a police cell was alleged to have raped a
14-year-old girl with a mental disorder.
The suspect who lives in
Zangun community in Numan Local Government Area, of Adamawa state was
arrested by the police on the 23rd July 2022 for the alleged offense following
a report against him by the parent of the girl.
The command, in a statement by
its public relations officer, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, made available
to newsmen on Sunday, said: “the suspect raped the minor that was brought
to him for treatment”.
According to police, the
survivor, who was suffering from a mental disorder, was rushed to the suspect for
possible medication, and the man advised her mother who brought her to return
home pending time she will recover.
SP Nguroje, said it was as a
result of the mother’s absence for a period of five (5) days that the suspect
used the opportunity and had unlawful carnal knowledge of her.
“After raping her, according
to him, the survivor escaped from his premises and returned to her parent’s
house as a result of which her parents reported the matter to the police in
“The suspect is undergoing
investigation at the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) following
the order from the office of Commissioner of Police, CP S. K Akande,” SP
The command, however, advised
the public especially parents to be wary of questionable characters within
their neighborhoods and always seek for expert’s opinion before making a
decision, especially on issues concerning health generally.