Monday, November 7, 2011

30 year old man rapes 96 year old woman

A 30 year-old-man, Lanre Aremu, has been arrested by the Police in Kogi for allegedly raping a 96-year-old grandmother, Ige Samuel in Iyara, Ijumu Local Government Area of the state.

Parading the suspect before newsmen at the state Police Command Headquarters on Friday in Lokoja, Mr Samuel Ojo, the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in charge of Criminal Investigation, said the act was an abomination, ungodly and inhuman.

The daughter of the victim told newsmen that the incident happened on Oct. 31, when most of the residents were in Church.

She said the suspect forcefully pushed her mother into the room and raped her, adding that she was alarmed when her mother suddenly started behaving funny and speaking incoherently after the incident.

One of the sons of the old woman, who is in his 60s, said the incident happened because it was on a Sunday morning and the woman's guide had travelled to Ekiti.

He added that the suspect jumped out through the window, leaving behind his pair of slippers with the helpless old woman panting and writhing in pains when he noticed that people were returning from Church.

He said their father died a long time ago, adding that the suspect must have committed the crime for some ritual purposes.

He urged the police to compel the accused to reverse whatever he did to the woman and do everything possible to restore his mother's sanity.

The suspect, who spoke in Yoruba, denied the allegation, saying that the old woman beckoned on him through the window for assistance only for him to be accused of rape.

In a similar matter, one Promise Uche, a businessman of Olobayo Housing Estate, 200-unit, Lokoja was also paraded for allegedly raping his neighbour's 19-year-old daughter on Oct. 31.

The Police said Uche allegedly abducted the girl into his room and raped her, adding that doctors' report confirmed the act.

He said that the suspects would be arraigned after police investigation.


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