A 25 year-old man, Ezekiel Yonana has been arrested by the Nigeria Police for raping an 85-year-old woman in Tukunguna village of Niger state, Nigeria.

The state Police Command said the man was arrested by detectives attached to Kagara division in Rafi Local Government Area of the State.

According to the Niger State Police Spokesperson, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Wasiu Abiodun, on Thursday, the rape of the 85-year old women occurred on May 23 at about 11.00 pm while the old woman was sleeping.

Abiodun told journalists that the suspect, a resident of Unguwar Ya’u Tunguna village, criminally trespassed into her room and threatened to kidnap her or pay him some money.

“The suspect forcefully had canal knowledge of the 85-year-old before she was rescued by her grandson,” he said, adding that the suspect confessed to the crime.

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