19-year-old man arrested for raping nursing mother

The Edo State Police Command on Thursday arrested a 19-year-old man for allegedly raping a 25-year-old nursing mother in the Agenebode, Estako East Local Government Area of the state.

The teenager, identified as Peter, was said to have forcefully had carnal knowledge of the woman delivered of a baby through a caesarian session two months ago.
It was gathered that after the suspect gained access into the victim’s room, he threatened to kill her two-month-old baby if he was not allowed to have his way.

The victim said that she succumbed to the suspect’s intention to protect the baby, but raised the alarm immediately the suspect left the room.
The victim said, “I was sleeping when I heard a noise. The man snatched my baby and turned him upside down.

“I begged him but he insisted I should allow him to have sex with me. To save my baby, I agreed.”
It was gathered that the victims cry attracted her neighbours, who traced Peter and descended on him as he tried to enter his apartment.

Peter confessed to the crime, adding that he did not know what came over him.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Noble Uwoh, confirmed Peter’s arrest.
He said, “The suspect was caught red-handed.

“The matter is, however, still under investigation.”