BY JENNIFER KUSAPA
A man has been arrested over the Mother’s Day weekend for allegedly raping his own mother.
The incident occurred at a village on Ngella in the Central Islands Province.
Police say the mother was around 65-70 years of age.
Police Commissioner, Mostyn Mangau yesterday condemned the alleged action by the 44-year-old son.
He described the act as “inhumane and not acceptable”.
Mangau said the mother was in the kitchen preparing food when her son came and allegedly committed the offence.
He said the mother reported the incident and with the help of village chiefs and committees in the Community Policing team, called the Tulagi police and arrested the man.
“In our communities we do not accept such acts because we have our traditional values and customs, that we have to respect our mothers, women and girls.
“Therefore, I strongly condemn such actions and a full investigation will be done on this case so that the accuse face the court of law,” Mangau said.
He added the alleged suspect has been charged with one count of incest by malescontrary to section 163 (1) of the Penal Code and is currently remanded in custody awaiting his court date.
Asked whether the suspect is mentally ill, Mangau said this will be the subject of their investigation.