The Ondo state Police command have arrested one Emmanuel Joseph, who allegedly raped an 80-year old woman in the state.
Emmanuel, aged 50, reportedly gained access into her room through a window at Lotogbe street, Ondo West Local Government Area, threatened her with a dagger and raped her.
It was gathered that the suspect entered the victim’s room with the pretence of collecting some herbs at the back of the house.
According Julianah Owolabi, a resident in the area, it was the cry of the victim that attracted the attention of people who broke the door opened and caught the suspect naked.
Owolabi said the suspect has been using dangerous weapons to rob people in the area.
It was learnt that the children of the victim have relocated their mother from the area because of embarrassment.
The suspect who asked his victims to forgive him said he was just released from prison.
“Please, forgive me. I don’t know what l am doing at that time. Something will tell me to steal or rape and I will do it. After that, I will be blaming myself for doing it.
“I don’t know what has come over me. I was just released from prison before the strike because of this bad behavior. I have been doing it for long. Please, forgive me,” he pleaded.
Some phones, charms and dagger were also recovered from the suspect’s house.
Spokesman of the state police command, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, could not be reached for comments.