An 18-year-old, Chimaobi Peter, has been arrested by Lagos Detectives attached to the Oke-Odo Police Station, Ile-Epo, Abule-Egba area of Lagos State, after being caught having sex with a mad woman on the road.
Family members of the victim say Chimaobi decided to have sex with their aunt for ritual purposes.
“When he was dragged off her, she couldn’t get up for more than three/four hours. She was extremely weak. There’s no doubt that he used something on her,” they told the police.
Although the police say they are eager to prosecute Peter, it however said the detectives need all the evidence they could get.
Refusing to own up to his crime, Chimaobi blamed his action on being drunk and on a supposed curse that had been following him from his village. Narrating his story, the suspect said he was drunk and was walking along the street when he saw the woman stark naked.
He said that he felt his manhood roar to life and quickly removed his trousers.
“If not for the security men, maybe I would have had sex with her, notwithstanding that she was screaming and struggling. I don’t know what came over me. Please forgive me. I had a lot of things on my mind. My problems are bigger than me. I have nobody to help me.”
“My spirit is willing to serve God, but my flesh is always deceiving me. I saw the woman naked at Oke-Odo Pipeline. I was even planning to go and sleep at Super when I saw her. I removed my trouser and tried to force her to have sex with me. She started shouting,” he told the police
Asked the kind of curse following him, Peter said whenever he succeeds and makes money, it would disappear. “He also said that since his parents died, nobody wants to take care of him because “anybody that takes care of me, will suddenly die!
“I’ve been told to carry out sacrifice and libation on my grandfather and father’s grave.”
An angry relative of Iya Rasheedi said: “The woman has five grown kids. She has been mentally ill for over 27 years. The illness used to come and go.”
“Once it goes, she would cover her body and once it comes upon her, she leaves home and starts wandering. This her condition was what killed her elder brother. He was going everywhere, seeking solution for her problem until he died. Her husband disappeared and abandoned her after she became sick.”
Investigators said Peter is looking at life imprisonment if found guilty since a mentally unstable woman cannot give consent for sexual intercourse.