A suspected herdsman, Laulo Isa, 20, who reportedly raped a 54-year-old woman, Mrs Mary Okereke, to death, said alcohol and anger pushed him into committing the crime.
The suspect stated this after he was paraded by the Ebonyi State Police Command, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital, on Tuesday.
He allegedly raped Okereke to death in Ugwulangwu community, Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state, on December 28, 2019.
The suspect said a struggle ensued between him and Okereke after she insulted him for demanding sex.
According to him, it was during the struggle that he overpowered the woman and subsequently had forceful intercourse with her.
The suspect further added that he was not in his right frame of mind when he committed the act, saying, “I highly regret my actions.”
He said, ”I am Laulo Isa. I am from Nassarawa State. I came to work here in Ebonyi. I was seriously drunk and saw a woman in the night walking along the road alone. I approached her for sex and she started abusing me.
“We started abusing ourselves and I immediately pounced on her and she started struggling with me to free herself. I was seriously drunk at that time.
“I don’t know whether I was having sex with her but she was on the ground with me. I did not hit her with any object but (it) is like I had sex with her for one round. We were both on the ground when a man flashed a light on me and I ran away.
“I am not happy with what I did and I want to die. I just want to die. I want to die! I have never done this type of thing since God created me on this earth. I am begging for forgiveness.”