“I raped my mother because I couldn’t find any old woman to rape”
A farmer blamed raping his mum and former mother-in-law on a spirit that made him attack older women when drunk.
Shekari David blamed alcohol for making him attack the two family members, aged 65 and 70, while they slept in their beds.
The 32-year-old allegedly told police he attacked his own mum because he ‘couldn’t find any old women to rape’ while drunk at a festival.
He described to police officers how his own mother began screaming after she woke to find him on top of her.
David also reportedly told Nigerian police his wife left him and married another after discovering he had raped his own mother.
Then after the first attack he got drunk and went to his ex-mother-in-law’s home in the village of Katari in the middle of the night and raped her as well.
Both incidents happened after the suspect went to a festival and got drunk before he was caught in the act and beaten up by vigilantes.
The Nation newspaper reported he told police: ‘I am a farmer and I was once married, but my wife abandoned me due to my penchant for raping old women.
‘I raped my mother during a festival when 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 neighbours gathered. Everyone saw that I was drunk and when I became sober I begged her to forgive me and she accepted.’
The suspect was arrested by police investigating armed robberies and rapes by a motorcycle gang in the district of Kaura.
David’s alleged crimes are said to have terrified elderly women in the area with many left unable to sleep.
He said: ‘I don’t know if I am under a spell,’ he is said to have told officers.
‘But whenever I am drunk, a spirit comes into me and I will be going around town looking for women to rape.
‘I have been beaten up over this issue yet I can’t still control myself whenever I get drunk.’
David allegedly told police in a confession to the Police Special Intelligence Response Team he was beaten up by angry locals who caught him attacking the women as they called out for help.
He added in his confession: ‘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 and I became drunk again.
‘In the dead of the night I went to my ex-wife mother’s house and found her sleeping and I raped her.
‘When the woman woke up and saw me on top of her, she shouted and people came around, and caught me.
‘I was given the beating of my life before I was asked to go.
‘I don’t know what usually comes over me when I am drunk. That spirit is what normally pushes me to rape old women.’
According to the vigilante men in the area, ‘David has been a major threat to old women living in their community and has formed the habit of sneaking into their apartments at night to rape them.’
Culled from www.dailymail.co.uk