The Plateau State Police Command on Friday affirmed the arrest of a 18years old boy, Marvelous Luka, who allegedly raped his 70-year-old grandma.
The police officer in charge of the case, Insp. Mulleng Alex, said that Luka, lives in Dangu-gu Village, Ampang West District of Mangu, Plateau.
As stated by Alex, the suspect has been charged and soon appear before the High Court in Pankshin, Plateau for trial.
The police claimed that the suspect in his “confessional” explanation, said that he attacked his grandmother in her room while sleeping.
“I was ‘sexually charged and I couldn’t help myself at that moment and resorted to having sex with her.
“My grandmother cried for help but I overpowered her and had my way.
“She tried holding me down but I escaped and ran to a market where I push wheelbarrow for a living.
“I later saw a group of people who came after me, beat me up and handed me over to the police.
“It is the devil’s handwork, I want my grandfather and the elders in my village to forgive me,” he said.
Additionally, Mrs Mary Samuel, who saw the attack, said she heard the unfortunate casualty’s call for help while bringing water from the tap,
“I was stunned at what I saw. I attempted to hold him down however he got away. I raised an alert and he was later captured in a market where he works.
“I took a wrapper which was on the floor and secured the lady,” NAN cited him as saying.