A 32-year-old farmer, Rilwanu Salisu has landed in prison for allegedly raping his 78-year-old mother in Niger State.
He is facing a charge of rape, contrary to Section 282 of the Penal Code Law.
Police prosecutor Mr Daniel Ikwoche told the court that the victim’s son, Mukhtar Garba reported the matter at Nasko Police Station on September 14.
He quoted the complainant, who alleged that the accused, a resident of Kwada in Magama LGA, entered his mother’s room while she was asleep and forcefully had s3x with the old woman.
It was alleged that the farmer injured and damaged the elderly woman’s private parts.
The suspect pleaded guilty to raping the woman when he appeared before a Chief Magistrate’s Court in Minna and begged for leniency.
Chief Magistrate Nasiru Muazu declined to take the accused’s plea because his court lacked jurisdiction to entertain the matter.
He directed the police to forward a copy of the case file to the director of Public Prosecution for legal advice.
Muazu ordered the accused remanded in prison custody.
The case was adjourned till October 25 for further mention.