News 12 Man who raped own mum, mother in-law lands in IGP’s net

A 32-year-old man who had been rap­ing women in his com­mu­nity in­clud­ing his own mother has at last been ar­rested by the In­spec­tor-Gen­eral of Po­lice (IGP) Spe­cial Squad.

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Thirty-two-year-old Shekari David who the po­lice de­scribed as a se­rial rapist has been ar­rested for al­legedly rap­ing his own mother and his mother-in-law in Kaduna.

The sus­pect, ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, took ad­van­tage of the 24 hour cur­few im­posed by the state gov­ern­ment to carry out the crime.

The sus­pect was ar­rested af­ter news of his es­capades was brought be­fore the In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice, Idris Ibrahim, who man­dated the Com­man­der of the In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice Spe­cial In­tel­li­gence Re­sponse Team, (IRT) to in­ves­ti­gate the mat­ter.

It was learnt that aside be­ing a se­rial rapist, the sus­pect was on the wanted list for var­i­ous crimes rang­ing from armed rob­bery to kid­nap­ping.

The po­lice said David was at the head of most of the rob­beries and cases of rape around Kaura Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of Kaduna State.

The po­lice said the sus­pect blamed drunk­en­ness for his ac­tions but if found guilty may spend over 10 years in prison.

In his con­fes­sional state­ment to the po­lice, he ad­mit­ted rap­ing his own mother and mother-in­law on two dif­fer­ent oc­ca­sions.

He said on both oc­ca­sions, he rapped his 65-year-old mother in the mid­dle of the night.

He also told the po­lice that his wife had aban­doned him for an­other man be­cause of the sit­u­a­tion.

David ex­plained to his in­ter­roga­tors that he does not know what came over him when he gets drunk.

“I am a farmer and I was once mar­ried but my wife aban­doned me due to my pen­chant for rap­ing older women. 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 and I can’t still con­trol my­self.

“I raped my mother dur­ing our last Moroha Fes­ti­val, af­ter I got drunk. I couldn’t find any older woman to rape and when I got home I found my mother sleep­ing and I raped her, pen­e­trat­ing her force­fully. 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 for her for­give­ness. When my wife heard about it she was an­gry and she left the house. She went back to her par­ents and later got mar­ried to an­other man. Not long af­ter then, I at­tended an­other fes­ti­val in my wife’s com­mu­nity known as Mahuta. I be­came drunk again. I stag­gered to my ex-wife mother’s house and I found her sleep­ing, then I raped her but the woman woke up and shouted. Peo­ple came around and caught me. I was given the beat­ing of my life,” he added.

The Force Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer, Act­ing DCP Ji­moh Mos­hood, dis­closed that David ran into trou­ble re­cently when some IRT op­er­a­tives de­ployed to Kaduna State to com­bat the high rate of kid­nap­ping, armed rob­bery and vi­o­lence crime, got in­for­ma­tion that he and mem­bers of his gang who spe­cial­ized in rob­bing mo­tor­cy­clists at gun point, were plan­ning to carry out an op­er­a­tion around Kaura Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment head­quar­ters.

He ex­plained that David was ar­rested through the aid of some vig­i­lante mem­bers in his hide­out in Man­chok area of the lo­cal gov­ern­ment.

He said one of the mo­tor­cy­cles which he snatched from its owner was also re­cov­ered from him.

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