A 30 year-old-man, Lanre Aremu, has been arrested by the Police in Kogi for allegedly raping a 96-year-old grandmother, Ige Samuel in Iyara, Ijumu Local Government Area of the state.
Parading the suspect before newsmen at the State Police Command Headquarters on Friday in Lokoja, Mr Samuel Ojo, the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in charge of Criminal Investigation, said the act was an abomination, ungodly and inhuman.
The daughter of the victim told newsmen that the incident happened on Oct. 31, when most of the residents were in Church.
She said the suspect forcefully pushed her mother into the room and raped her, adding that she was alarmed when her mother suddenly started behaving funny and speaking incoherently after the incident.
One of the sons of the old woman, who is in his 60s, said the incident happened because it was on a Sunday morning and the woman’s guide had traveled to Ekiti.
He added that the suspect jumped out through the window, leaving behind his pair of slippers with the helpless old woman panting and writhing in pains when he noticed that people were returning from Church.
The suspect, who spoke in Yoruba, denied the allegation, saying that the old woman beckoned on him through the window for assistance only for him to be accused of rape.