Abuja: NAPTIP arrests Pharmacist for allegedly sodomising 12-year-old boy


The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has arrested a 42-year-old pharmacist, Abubakar Daraka.

He was nabbed for allegedly sodomizing a 12-year-old boy in Abuja.

The Head, NAPTIP Press and Public Relations Unit, Mrs. Stella Nezam, made the announcement on Thursday.

She said Daraka, who resides in Spring Valley Estate, Abuja, is a staff of the National Hospital.

NAPTIP stated that the offense took place on Saturday. March 21 at the suspect’s residence.

The agency said the victim, after a religious, educational programme (Islamiyya) that afternoon, 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 and defiled him”, the statement read.

NAPTIP further added that investigations were still ongoing to unravel details of the incident.