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Police officer apologizes for raping his mother-in-law

By Mason White 6:34 PM December 7, 2014
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By: Wayne Morin
A police officer was arrested on charges of rape after allegedly raping his mother-in-law, police in Nigeria said.

The Jigawa State Police said that the officer is being held by the Security and Civil Defence Corps of Nigeria, after being accused of raping his mother-in-law.

During questioning, the suspect admitted to the allegations, and he issued a written apology to his father-in-law for raping his wife.

The suspect, who has not been identified, will be brought before the Jigawa Magistrate’s Court for a bail hearing.

In June, Mohammed Yassin Yusef, 32, of the United Kingdom, attacked his mother-in-law, Amoe Seline Stevens, at his home in north London, when he was alone with her.

Stevens, 64, had previously suffered a stroke, leaving her mobility and speech severely impaired. Yusef locked himself in the bedroom with his mother-in-law and sexually assaulted her.

When the woman’s caregiver came home, Yusef fled from her room. However, the caregiver observed that Yusuf’s hands and shirt were covered in blood.

When the caregiver entered the bedroom she found Stevens bleeding and slumped into her recliner. Stevens was taken to a hospital, but she died hours later after multiple internal injuries, and Yusuf was accused of her murder.

Detectives believe that Yusuf had assaulted his mother-in-law on multiple occasions, but because of her disability she was unable to tell her family members.

In a statement from the family, Stevens said that they were devastated by the death of their beloved Amoe.