A 25-year-old man simply identified as, Ezekiel Yunana, has been arrested by the police in Niger state for allegedly raping a 85-year-old woman in the state.
According to a report by TheNation, the incident occurred in Rafi local government area of Niger state.
The report stated that Ezekiel Yunana broke into the victim’s room through the window, and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her after he had asked her to pay a large sum of money and threatened to kidnap her.
When she couldn’t come up with the money, the suspect forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
The victim said that the suspect raped her for a very long time before she was rescued by her grandson, Ishaku Achidawa, who was able to identify him.
Confessing to the crime, Ezekiel Yunana, who was arrested after the police received a complaint from the victim and her grandson, said he raped her since she did not have any money to give him.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Abiodun Wasiu, said that the suspect had confessed to committing the crime, adding the case will soon be charged to court.