Popular Imam Who Has PhD Arrested in Abuja for Sodomy

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other related offences on Wednesday said its men had arrested a 42-year-old pharmacist, Abubarkar Danraka, for alleged sodomy.

A statement by an official of the Press Unit of NAPTIP, Osamuyi Oyegun, said Danraka who had a PhD, was arrested after he allegedly had an anal s*xual inter-course with a 12 year-old boy.

Oyegun said the offence was contrary to the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act 2015.

According to him, the suspect, who is a resident of Spring Valley Estate of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja works at the National Hospital, Abuja is the Special Assistant (Technical) to the Director General of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Abuja.

He added that Danraka, who hails from Zaria, Kaduna State is also an imam in the mosque within his estate.

Oyegun said the 12-year-old victim (name withheld) told NAPTIP men that the crime took place on Saturday, March 21, 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 neighbour of the suspect.

He explained that when he got to his friend's residence, he knocked at the door, but there was no response.

He added that as he made to leave the Imam opened his door and beckoned on him to come.

The suspect was said to appeared friendly and offered the victim a glass of water which the boy took and later 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."

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