A 42 year old senior staff of the National Hospital, Abuja, Abubarkar Mustapha Danraka, has been arrested by operatives of the National Agency for The Prohibition of
Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP) for allegedly sodomizing a 12-year-old boy.
A statement released by NAPTIP in Abuja and made available to journalists on Wednesday said that Danraka, a pharmacist and PhD holder, is a Chief Pharmacist at the National Hospital, as well as the Special Assistant (Technical) to the Director General of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and
According to the statement, he was arrested after a 12-year-old boy (name withheld) accused him of having anal intercourse with him.
Narrating his ordeal, victim told operatives of NAPTIP that
the crime took place on Saturday 21st March, 2020 at the suspect’s residence in Spring Valley Estate, Abuja.
According to the boy, after their religious educational programme
(Islamiyya) that afternoon, he went to check up on his friend who is a neighbor to Mr Danraka. On getting there, he knocked several times but there was no response. As he made to leave, Mr. Danraka opened his door and beckoned on him, taking him by the hand into his sitting room. He said Mr. Danraka offered him a glass of water, which he drank, after which he became weak. The Chief pharmacist then forcefully penetrated him and had anal sex with him, NAPTIP stated.
According to NAPTIP, the offence contravenes the Violence Against
Persons (Prohibition) Act 2015.
The statement added that Mr. Danraka, who hails from Zaria, Kaduna state is also an Imam in the Mosque within his estate.
The statement in full:
NATIONAL AGENCY FOR THE PROHIBITION OF
TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS (NAPTIP)
NAPTIP NABS PHARMACIST FOR SODOMY
“A 42 year old male resident of Spring Valley Estate of the Federal Capital
Territory Abuja, Pharmacist Abubarkar Mustapha Danraka (pictured) has
been arrested by Operatives of the National Agency for The Prohibition of
Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP) for alleged sodomy.
“Dankara, who has a
PhD, was arrested after he had an anal sexual intercourse with a 12 year
old boy (name withheld).
“This offence is contrary to the Violence Against
Persons (Prohibition) Act 2015
Mr. Abubakar Danraka who works at the National Hospital, Abuja as Chief
Pharmacist is currently the Special Assistant (Technical) to the Director
General of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and
Development (NIPRD), Abuja.
Apart from being a Pharmacist,
“Mr. Abubakar who hails from Zaria, Kaduna
State is also an Imam in the Mosque within his estate.
Narrating his ordeal, 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.
“The suspect went further to offer him a glass of water to drink. Not
suspecting any foul play, the boy drank the water and began to feel weak.
In that state of weakness the suspect overpowered him laid him on a red
settee in his sitting room and forced his penis into his (victim)anus.
After the suspect was done, he asked him to go home with a stern warning
not to mention what had happened to anyone.
“On getting home, his mother scolded him 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.
The victim said, his mother 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. The victim was discharged
on Thursday 26th of March, 2020 after spending five days in the hospital.
“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 setting of the place. Further investigations are ongoing.
“While reacting to the incident, the Director-General of NAPTIP, Dame Julie
Okah-Donli expressed sadness and wondered why such a person should
get involved into such a crime. She however, appealed to parents to always
be vigilant on issues of their children.”
Head, Press & Public Relations Unit