The Plateau State Police Command has said the 18-year-old man, Marvellous Luka, who allegedly raped his 70-year-old grandmother has made confessional statements.
According to the police officer in charge of the case, Mulleng Alex, while confirming his arrest, Luka, who lives in Dangu-gu Village, Ampang West District of Mangu, Plateau attacked his grandmother in her room while sleeping.
Alex said that the suspect has been charged and would soon appear before a High Court in Pankshin, Plateau for trial.
“I was sexually charged and I couldn’t help myself at that moment and resort to having sex with her, so “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.
Also speaking, Mary Samuel, who witnessed the attack, said she heard the victim’s call for help while fetching water from the tap,
“I was shocked at what I saw. I tried to hold him down but he escaped. I raised an alarm and he was later apprehended in a market where he works.
“I took a wrapper which was on the floor and covered the woman,” she said.