Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ebonyi have arrested a teenager suspected of rape and incest. 17-year-old Chibuike Maduka is said to have raped his mother and 4 young children and it is also claimed that he is a homosexual. Maduka allegedly confessed to also indulging in sexual acts with male friends and he is said to have blamed his perverse ways on his mother.
The suspect who blamed his strange sexual escapades on his mother, Mrs. Idam Augustina Josephine, confessed to have had sexual intercourse with his mother on several occasions and that he doesn’t know what usually compel him to have sex with children in the area.
Parading the suspect at the Command headquarters in Abakaliki, the state Commandant of NSCDC, Mrs. Ego Echendu, said the suspect was arrested after a tip-off by an indigene of the area, adding that the suspect had in a confessional statement disclosed that he had sexual intercourse with his mother. He said:
”We got a tip-off and sent some of our men to follow up the information concerning an adolescent male who has been in the business of raping children. We continued to monitor the suspect and fortunately at about 3 p.m yesterday, our divisional office at Afikpo North Local Government Area was able to locate him and his mother who, we reliably gathered, was also a key player in the son’s sexual escapades.
”The suspect confessed to have been having sexual intercourse with the biological mother and we asked to know when it started and he said last year and also claimed that the mother usually encouraged him to sleep with children of tender ages.
”Because this case involves women and children of these age bracket, we want to transfer this case to the Ministry of Women Affairs in the state for them to take it from there.
“He sleeps with his own biological mother who is in our custody now; and again he also told us that he is a homosexual, he sleeps with other male friends.
“From my analysis, I think he has some sought of brain disorder.”
Vanguard gathered that the suspect, who hailed from Amangu village in Nkpohoro, began raping young children since 2008 and a Senior Secondary School, SSS, 1 student of Oziza Secondary School, Afikpo North Local Government Area of the state. The accused claims that his acts are the fault of his mother who he claims has bewitched him and turned his life upside down.
According to the suspect,
“I’m here because of my mother. She used me for ritual. I don’t know what I’m doing. If I see a little child I will rape her; this act started in 2008; it is not my fault but that of my mother.
“I have raped my mother and four children. My father is late. I don’t know myself again. I had homosexual activities with one Emmanuel three times at Amangu in Afikpo North Local Government Area.”
Meanwhile, the suspect’s mother has denied all knowledge of or complicity in the crimes alleged.
Reacting, the mother of the suspect, Mrs. Idam Augustina Josephine, 45, denied having any sexual involvement with his son, insisting that he doesn’t know what was happening to his son. She said:
“I am 45 years and the mother of Chibuike Maduka. How can I teach my child to rape little children? I’m here because my son raped some children; he is telling a lie, he never had any sexual relationship with me.”