A 32-year-old farmer in Kaduna state, Shekari David, has been arrested for multiple crimes including raping his 65 years old mum and septuagenarian mother-in-law.
David became a guest of the police following his arrest by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, for carrying out multiple armed robbery operations and rape in Kaura Local Government area of the State.
Currently in police net, the suspect’s rape victims, who are mostly older women include his biological mother and mother-in-law. True to type, he blamed evil spirit for his vile acts.
While being paraded before newsmen the suspect said, “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 looking for women. I have been beaten over this issue severally but I still can’t control myself whenever I get drunk. I raped my mother during our last Moroha Festival after 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. My mother screamed when she saw me on top of her and our neighbors gathered. Everyone saw that I was drunk and when I became sober I begged her for forgiveness and she accepted. When my wife heard about it she was angry and she left the house and went back to her parent before she 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 night I went to the house of my ex-wife’s mother and found her sleeping. I then raped my mother-in-law but the woman shouted and people came around and caught me. I was given a beaten of my life before I was asked to go. I don’t know what usually comes over me when I am drunk. That spirit normally pushes me to rape older women.”