An alleged notorious armed robber, kidnapper and serial rapist, Shekari David, has confessed to raping his own mother and mother-in-law on two occasions.
According to Vanguard, the 32-year-old was arrested by personnel of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) in his hideout in Manchie area of Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
David and some of his gang members, who specialise in stealing motorcycles, were said to be planning an attack on some motorcyclists in Kauru LGA when they were apprehended with the aid of a local vigilante who also identified him as a serial rapist of older women.
A stolen motorcycle was also recovered from the gang.
A source was quoted as saying:
“It was a member of the vigilante who assisted us in arresting David, when we came to Manchie to look for him. We found him and members of his gang in their hideout and we arrested and recovered a motorcycle from them.
“Then the vigilante informed us that David had been a major threat to old women in their community as he always sneaked into their apartments at night to rape them. Members of the community had reported that on two occasions he raped his own mother and his mother in-law. He however promised to turn a new leaf when he was caught but he never changed. They added that David’s activities had thrown older women in the community into panic as they were scared to sleep at night.”
On interrogation, David was said to have confessed to raping his own mother and mother-in-law aged 65 and 70 years respectively.
“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 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.”