A 17 years old boy identified as Chibuike Maduka has been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Ebonyi State for allegedly raping four children of different parents at Ndibe in Afikpo North local government area of the State.
Maduka, who was arrested on Tuesday, accused his mother for his strange sexual behaviour, and accepted committing the crime noting that he had no idea what compelled him to have sex with children.
“I’m here because of my mother. She used me for ritual. I don’t know what I’m doing. If I see a little child I will rape her; this act started in 2008; it is not my fault but that of my mother.
“I have raped my mother and four children. My father is late. I don’t know myself again. I had homosexual activities with one Emmanuel three times at Amangu in Afikpo North Local Government Area,” he explained.
Reacting, the mother of the suspect, Mrs. Idam Augustina Josephine, 45, denied having any sexual involvement with his son, insisting that he doesn’t know what was happening to his son.
She said: “I am 45 years and the mother of Chibuike Maduka. How can I teach my child to rape little children? I’m here because my son raped some children; he is telling a lie, he never had any sexual relationship with me.”
The State Commandant of NSCDC, Mrs. Ego Echendu said that they were tipped off by a concerned citizen of the area. According to her the suspect had in his confessional statement, claimed that he had sexual intercourse with his mother.
“We got a tip off from our informant and sent some of our men to follow up the information concerning an adolescent male who has been in the business of raping children in their tender age,” she said. “That kind of act baffled me and so we continued to monitor the suspect and fortunately at about 3pm yesterday, our men at the divisional office at Afikpo North local government area were able to round up the suspect and the victims.
“The suspect confessed to have been having sexual intercourse with his biological mother and we asked to know when it started.
“He said in 2013 and also claimed that his mother encouraged him to sleep with children of such tender age,” she added.
She however stated that since the case involved women and children from multiple age brackets, the NSCDC would transfer this case to the Ministry of Women Affairs in the State for them to take it from there.
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