A 32 year old, Shekari David, who allegedly raped his mother and mother in-law, has blamed his action on alcohol.
David was arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, in connection with robbery and rape in Kaura Local Government area of Kaduna State.
Police sources said the suspect, during interrogation, blamed his action on drunkenness.
Currently detained at the Katari Police Division in Kaduna State, suspect also confessed that he had, on two occasions raped his own mother aged 65, and his mother in-law 70 in the dead of the night while they were sleeping. He said his behaviour made his wife to abandon him for another man.
David ran into trouble recently when police operatives who were deployed to Kaduna State, by the IGP to combat the high rate of kidnapping, armed robbery and violent crimes, got information that David and members of his gang who specialized in snatching motorcycles from their owners at gun point, were planning to carry out an operation in Kaura Local Government area.
It was learnt that David was arrested with the aid of some vigilance group men in his hideout in Manchie area of Kaura Local Government Area.
A stolen motorcycle was also recovered from him.
Vigilance men identified David as a notorious rapist, who specialized in raping old women in Manchie and environs.
A source said: “It was some vigilance men that assisted us in arresting David, when we came to Manchie to look for him. We found him and his gang members in their hideout; we arrested them and recovered a motorcycle from them.
In his confession, David said: “I am a farmer and I was once married, but my wife abandoned me due to my penchant for raping old women. I don’t know if I am under a spell but whenever I am drunk, a spirit comes into me and I will be going around town looking for women to rape.
‘’I have been beaten up over this issue severally, yet, I can’t still control myself whenever I get drunk. I raped my mother during our last Moroha Festival, when I got drunk. I couldn’t find any old woman to rape and when I got home, I found my mother sleeping and I penetrated and raped her.
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‘’My mother screamed when she saw me on top of her and our neighbours gathered. Everyone saw that I was drunk and when I became sober I begged her to forgive me and she accepted. When my wife heard about it, she was angry and she left home and went back to her parents and later found another man who married her.
‘’Not long after that , I attended another festival in my wife’s community known as Mahuta and I became drunk again; in the dead of the night I went to my ex-wife mother’s house and found her sleeping and I raped her.
‘’When the woman woke up and saw me on top of her, she shouted and people came around, and caught me. I was given the beating of my life before I was asked to go. I don’t know what usually comes over me when I am drunk. That spirit is what normally pushes me to rape old women, “ he added.