Men of the Adamawa State Police Command have arrested a 62-year old herbalist, Godwin Sanda, for allegedly raping a 14-year old mentally challenged girl receiving treatment in his facility.
The state Police Command’s spokesperson, Suleiman Nguroje, in a statement on Sunday said the suspect was arrested on Saturday, July 23, 2022.
The statement read: “The suspect, one Godwin Sanda, a resident of Zagun village, Numan Local Government Area, took undue advantage of the victim’s status kept in his custody as a herberlist for treatment.
“The incident was reported to the Police Divisional in Numan, the headquarters of Numan Council Area, by the victim’s mother, Maryam Abubakar.
“Preliminary Investigation reveals that the victim was suffering from mental disorder and was rushed to the suspect for possible medication by her mother.
“In a twist of events, the suspect advised the mother to go back home pending when the victim will recover and it was as a result of the mother’s absence for a period of five days that the suspect had unlawful canal knowledge of the victim, which led to her escaping from his premises back to her parent’s house.
“Meanwhile, the suspect is undergoing investigation by detectives from State CID based on the instruction of the Commissioner of Police, CP Sikiru Akande.”