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National Hospital’s Chief Pharmacist Sentenced to Life Imprisonment over Sodomy



The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has secured a life imprisonment sentence at the High Court in Abuja against a public officer, Dr. Abubakar Mustapha Danraka, for sodomy.

This was a historic and landmark ruling in the implementation of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015.

A statement by the agency’s spokesman, Vincent Adekoye, noted that the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, sitting in Kubwa, Abuja and presided over by Hon. Justice Asmau Akanbi-Yusuf, on Monday convicted and sentenced Danraka, Ph.D holder to life imprisonment for rape (Sodomy)under Section 1 of the VAPP Act of 2015.

Adekoye revealed that Danraka was a former Chief Pharmacist of National Hospital, Abuja, and Senior Special Adviser (Technical) to the Director of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development.

Adekoye, said the convict was arrested on March 27th, 2020, for defiling a minor (name withheld), who happened to be his neighbour, living in the same estate with him in Abuja.

He lured the victim to his apartment and had anal intercourse with him after stupefying him with a drink.

He was charged to court vide a charge dated 9th August 2021, and was arraigned on 5th April. 2022 where he pleaded “not guilty.”

The prosecution team from NAPTIP sufficiently proved the charge beyond a reasonable doubt which led to the September 18, 2023 judgment.

This was the third rape conviction secured by NAPTIP in the FCT for the year 2023.

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