12th September, 2021
By Mujidat Oyewole
A Beninese, Adamu Sabi Sime, has been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara State Command, for having carnal knowledge of his biological mother.
The command’s spokesman, Mr. Babawale Afolabi said Sime had been having an affair with his mother for a long time and it had resulted in three children.
Afolabi said that further investigation revealed that the younger brother of the accused, who was also confirmed to be sleeping with the mother, was now at large.
“On Sept. 9, the District Head of Mosne Had Community, Kaima, Malam Bandede, reported the forbidden act committed by Sime and his mother Fati Sime of the same community.
“Men from the Intelligence Unit, NSCDC in Kaima, swung into action and the outcome of the investigations established the fact that the mother (Fati) had birthed three children for her biological son,” he stated.
He said that the mother and her two sons did not have the necessary papers to stay in Nigeria and had been handed over to the Nigeria Immigration Service, for background checks and further action.
Incest between mother and son is extremely rare.
Psychologists call the occurrence Jocasta Complex.
According to a Wikipedia post, the term in psychoanalytic theory, describes the incestuous sexual desire of a mother towards her son.
Raymond de Saussure introduced the term in 1920 by way of analogy to its logical converse in psychoanalysis, the Oedipus complex,
The Jocasta complex is named for Jocasta, a Greek queen who unwittingly married her son, Oedipus.
The Jocasta complex is similar to the Oedipus complex, in which a child has sexual desire towards their parent.