The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps , Imo State Command , has arrested one Paul Ihuaku for allegedly raping his mother .
PUNCH Metro gathered that 45 – year – old Ihuaku hails from Umueke Ezagbogu in the Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State .
Briefing journalists on Thursday , the state Commandant of the NSCDC , Mr Raji Ibrahim, said the suspect was arrested by the operatives of the corps following a tip -off.
It was gathered that after the incident , the mother reported the suspect to the youth in the area , who apprehended him and alerted men of the corps .
“ The men of the command later proceeded to the residence of the suspect and arrested him , ” he added .
Fielding questions from journalists , the suspect confessed to the crime , adding that he was under the influence of alcohol .
“ After drinking on that fateful evening , there was a heavy downpour and I could not resist the urge for sex ; so , I had to use a local pistol to threaten my mother to submission and I later raped her , ” Ihuaku stated.
Asked if he was married , the suspect said he did not have the means yet , as he was not doing anything tangible .
“ I was not bewitched . I was under the influence of alcohol , ” he added .
It was also gathered that the incident took place in the village house the suspect is living in with his mother .
The mother ( name withheld ) confessed that the incident was the second time .
She said , “ I was in the kitchen and saw him ( Ihuaku ) with a pistol . He used it to threaten me. He told me that he would kill me. I could not do anything other than to beg him to drop the gun .
“ It was in the process that he threw me on the ground and it ( rape ) happened .
“ I had to call on the youth the next morning , as the incident happened when it was already dark and damp . The youth later went to the NSCDC headquarters in Itu to report him , hence his arrest . ”