A 53-year-old man named Otude James has been arrested in Amuria district on suspicion of raping his own 100-year-old biological mother. This horrifying event took place on September 8, 2023, at approximately 11:00 pm.
Addressing the media on Monday morning, Police spokesperson Fred Enanga provided details of the crime. According to Enanga, the suspect had recently separated from his wife and returned home on that fateful night.
“We are currently holding a 53-year-old man, Otude James, who allegedly raped his mother on the night of September 8th at around 11:00 pm,” stated Enanga.
Upon arriving home, he found his elderly mother asleep in a frail, grass-thatched house. It was at this point that he reportedly launched a brutal attack on her, tying her hands with a mosquito net before committing the heinous act of rape.
Afterward, he left for Asamuk trading center in Amuria, where he spent the night.
“He attacked her, tied her hands using a mosquito net, and committed the rape,” recounted Enanga.
Police were alerted to the scene and discovered a scene of chaos upon arrival. The door had been forcibly opened, and the house was in disarray, with bedding and personal belongings scattered around.
Concerned residents, outraged by the heinous nature of the crime, had attempted to take matters into their own hands, threatening harm to the suspect. However, the police managed to intervene and rescue Otude from the angry mob.
He was subsequently taken to Asamuk Health Center III for medical attention, where he is currently being guarded.
Enanga revealed that the police would conduct a mental examination on the suspect to determine his mental state and whether he was of sound mind at the time of the alleged crime.
This shocking incident has left the community in disbelief, and authorities are fully committed to ensuring a thorough investigation into this deeply disturbing case.