A 24 year old political science student, currently studying at the Benue State University has raped his father’s wife after he returned home from school on Tuesday morning to ask for his outstanding school fees.
The people of Obu Branch- Otukpa in Ogbadibo local government area of Benue state witnessed the most abominable act when Johnson Alechenu, who is currently studying at one of the states’ owned Universities, popularly known as BSU returned home from school on Tuesday morning to devour his father’s wife.
Problem started when Mr. Alechenu left the house in anger after his son returned to demand that his pending school fees be given to him so he could go back to school the next day. Mr. Alechenu who claimed that the money he made from palm wine business the previous month went to Johnson’s house rent said he was not ready to part with any sum within this period.
It was reported that Johnson had threatened to deal with his father if nothing was done immediately. In response to Johnson’s threat, Mr. Alechenu left the house to go and cool down his anger with one or two bottles of beer. While he was away, Johnson had committed a taboo of raping his father’s second wife Erina.
Erina who reported the incident to his husband around 12 am when her husband returned from a nearby beer-parlour cried out in the compound, attracting many residents of the area to Mr. Alechenu’s compound. Speaking with our correspondent, Erina said “ Anytime his father leaves home to take some beer, I usually wake up to see him on top of me, but today, I woke up to see his son on top of me. I started dragging with him until he overpowered me. This is an abomination, and I beg our community to do something drastically before it gets out of hand”
Also speaking to Mr. Alechenu, he said “my son came back from school to threaten that he was going to deal with me if I did not give him his school fees. After his threat, I Ieft for the beer parlour joint to take some bottles. However, on my return, both my son and my wife were making counter allegations against each other. Right now, I don’t even know what to believe anymore.
While speaking with Johnson, he had claimed that his father’s wife Erina seduced him while they were both in the parlour. According to him “contrary to people’s belief that I raped her, we both agreed on something before it happened. Just like the devil could manipulate peoples thinking, so our thoughts were so similar that we had to lie on the same bed. Even though my action was bad, she was the one who showed me signs, and I got seduced. Even at that, we spoke and agreed on this before we had it. I did not rape her as she claimed.
Asking Mr. Alechenu whether legal action would be taken against his son, he said there would be no need for that since the community elders as well as the family members were currently investigating the case.
Another community member, Mr. Atama, a school Headmaster who spoke with our correspondent said it was not possible for a man to rape a woman just like that. According to him, “there must have been an agreement before such thing can be done, and I think that was what happened in this case”
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