PUNCH Metro gathered that 45-year-old Ihuaku hails from Umueke Ezagbogu in the Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State.
Briefing journalists on Thursday, the state Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr Raji Ibrahim, said the suspect was arrested by the operatives of the corps following a tip-off.
“The men of the command later proceeded to the residence of the suspect and arrested him,” he added.
Fielding questions from journalists, the suspect confessed to the crime, adding that he was under the influence of alcohol.
“After drinking on that fateful evening, there was a heavy downpour and I could not resist the urge for sex; so, I had to use a local pistol to threaten my mother to submission and I later raped her,” Ihuaku stated.
“I was not bewitched. I was under the influence of alcohol,” he added.
It was also gathered that the incident took place in the village house the suspect is living in with his mother.
The mother (name withheld) confessed that the incident was the second time.