Mr. Marvellous Luka has been arrested by the police at the Dangu-gu community, Ampang West District of Mangu, Plateau for raping his 70-year-old grandmother, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Mr. Mulleng Alex, a police officer who disclosed the arrest said the suspect has been charged to court at a High Court in Pankshin, in Plateau for trial.
The suspect has made a confessional statement admitting to having committed the offence.
“I was ‘sexually charged and I couldn’t help myself at that moment and resort to having sex with my grandmother.
“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.
Mrs. Mary Samuel, a witness, narrated how she heard the survivor call for help while she was fetching water from the tap.
”I was shocked at what I saw. I tried to hold him down but he escaped.
Samuel said the rapist was apprehended when she shouted; they traced him to the market and arrested him.
I ran inside the house and met the old woman naked, I had to use the wrapper on the ground to cover her, Samuel narrated.