A 32-year-old man who had been raping women in his community including his own mother has at last been arrested.
Thirty-two-year-old Shekari David who the police described as a serial rapist has been arrested for allegedly raping his own mother and his mother-in-law in Kaduna.
The suspect was arrested after news of his escapades was brought before the Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim, who mandated the Commander of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, (IRT) to investigate the matter.
Shekari had attended a festival sometime in August 2017 in the community and returned home drunk in the night.
Shekari, who lived with his mother, reportedly met the woman asleep and forcefully had sex with her.
He was said to have begged his mother the following day when he regained his senses and promised not to repeat the act.
About three months later, it was gathered that the secondary school leaver attended another festival in his ex-wife’s community in Mahuta and got drunk again. He headed for his ex-in-law’s house in the night.
The police said Shekari fled after raping his ex-mother-in-law and was given a chase by neighbours who were attracted to the victim’s cry.
In an interview with our correspondent on Thursday, Shekari admitted raping his mother but said he had not penetrated into his ex-wife’s mother’s private parts before she raised the alarm.
He said he went into farming after he completed secondary school, but he became tired of the work after some years.
The suspect explained that he had enough time to laze about as he could not get another job.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Acting DCP Jimoh Moshood, disclosed that David ran into trouble recently when some IRT operatives deployed to Kaduna State to combat the high rate of kidnapping, armed robbery and violence crime, got information that he and members of his gang who specialized in robbing motorcyclists at gun point, were planning to carry out an operation around Kaura Local Government headquarters.
He explained that David was arrested through the aid of some vigilante members in his hideout in Manchok area of the local government.