A man identified as Paul Ihuaku has been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Imo State Command for allegedly raping his mother.
A report had it that the 45-year-old suspect hails from Umueke Ezagbogu in the Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area of the State.
The state Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr Raji Ibrahim, while speaking with newsmen stated that Ihaku was arrested by the operatives of the corps following a tip-off.
After the incident, the mother of the suspect reported the incident to the youth in the area, who apprehended him and alerted men of the corps.
“The men of the command later proceeded to the residence of the suspect and arrested him,” he added.
The suspect while speaking with Journalists confessed to the crime and claimed that he was 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”.
When he was asked if he was married, he stated that he did not have the means yet, he added that he is not doing anything.
“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 of the suspect stated 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.”