A 62-year-old herbalist from Adamawa rapes a child who has a mental illness.


Godwin Sanda, a 62-year-old herbalist, is being held by police on charges of defiling after being accused of raping a 14-year-old girl with a mental illness in Adamawa State.

The accused was detained by the police on July 23, 2022, for the alleged offence. He is a native of the Zangun community in the state's Numan Local Government Area.

The police command claimed that the culprit reportedly defiled his victim who was taken to him for treatment in a statement by its image maker, SP Suleiman Nguroje, made accessible to newsmen on Sunday.

After the teenage girl with the mental problem was brought to him for medicine, it was learned that Sanda had urged the mother to leave home till the victim would be healed.

In the girl's absence from her loved ones, the herbalist had committed the crime of sexually abusing the child.

The police have detained a 62-year-old traditional herbalist for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl who was brought to the suspect for possible treatment of her mental problem, according to Nguroje, who announced the arrest.

According to what was learned, the guy had instructed the woman who had brought the girl to the herbalist to send her back home while he treated the girl's illness. The herbalist allegedly had canal knowledge of the girl during her five-day visit at his home, taking advantage of the mother's absence.

"He claims that after raping her, the victim left his property and went back to her parents' home. The traumatised girl's parent called the Numan police and reported the incident.

“The state's police commissioner, CP Sikiru Akande, advised the public, especially parents, to be wary of dubious characters in their neighbourhoods and always seek professional advice before making a decision, especially on matters concerning health generally. The suspect is currently the subject of an investigation at the State Criminal Investigation Department.


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