Does this not look like a case of mental disorder?

On March 23, the police at Sabon Tasha received a tip-off from a good Samaritan that one Patrick Ben lured and confined a 12-year-old girl for seven days in his room.

During the seven days he kept the girl, he repeatedly had unlawful carnal knowledge of her, while the parents of the girl were searching for her.

And then, when he was arrested, the accused voluntary confessed to the crime during police investigation.

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The 34-year-old widower appeared before a Daura Road Chief Magistrates’ Court, Kaduna, on Monday on a two-count charge of wrongful confinement and rape.

Sgt. Nyimze Hinga told the court that on March 27, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Sabon Tasha Police Station, Kaduna, transferred the matter to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for more investigation.

The Chief Magistrate, Naheed Ibrahim, ordered the remand of the accused, pending the receipt of advice from the Ministry of Justice.

Ibrahim adjourned the case until May 15 for mention.


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