The Imo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, has apprehended 45years old, Paul Ihuaku for allegedly raping his mother.
Ihuaku who is an indigene of Umueke Ezagbogu in the Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State was on Thursday paraded to newsmen
by the state Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr Raji Ibrahim.
The suspect was arrested by the operatives after a tip-off from a youth who the mother confided in.
“The men of the command later proceeded to the residence of the suspect and arrested him,” he said
Entertaining questions from journalists, the suspect confessed to the crime, disclosing that he acted under the influence of alcohol.
“After drinking on that fateful evening, there was a heavy downpour and I could not resist the urge for sex; so, I had to use a local pistol to threaten my mother to submission and I later raped her,” Ihuaku stated.
Asked whether he is married, the suspect blamed the poor economy for not been able to find something tangible doing hence, couldn’t afford the luxury of marriage and raising children.
“I was not bewitched. I was under the influence of alcohol,” he added.
It was also gathered that the incident took place in the village house the suspect is living in with his mother.
The mother (name withheld) confessed that the incident was the second time.
She said, “I was in the kitchen and saw him (Ihuaku) with a pistol. He used it to threaten me. He told me that he would kill me. I could not do anything other than to beg him to drop the gun.
“It was in the process that he threw me on the ground and it (rape) happened.
“I had to call on the youth the next morning, as the incident happened when it was already dark and damp. The youth later went to the NSCDC headquarters in Itu to report him, hence his arrest.” she said