Thursday, 6 August 2015

UNILAG Lecturer Reportedly Rapes post-UTME Student to offer her admission

A part-time lecturer, Afeez Baruwa has been apprehended by the police in Lagos State over allegedly raping 18-year-old girl, identified as Caroline (pseudonym) in the Yaba area.

Caroline, who was reportedly raped inside a stu[post_ad]
dy room, was seeking admission into the University of Lagos, Akoka.
The lecturer, however, told the police in his statement that the sexual intercourse was by mutual consent, insisting that he did not rape the victim. learnt that both the lecturer and Caroline’s father belonged to the same landlords’ association in the Abesan, Ipaja area, and the victim’s father had told her daughter to follow the lecturer on July 23, to UNILAG for an admission process.
However, it was alleged that Baruwa took the girl inside one of the study halls, bolted the door, and raped her.
Then after the incident, Caroline, who told her parents about the rape, was taken to a non-governmental organisation, Mirabel Centre, where she was tested and the medical result reportedly confirmed that the teenager was violated, and thereafter, her case was reported to the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender, and police station leading to arrest of Baruwa.
“The suspect is actually a friend of the father of the girl. The girl had written the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, and she needed assistance with the post-UTME. So, the father sent her to meet and discuss with the lecturer. But, it turned out that on July 23 when the girl visited the suspect, he raped the girl in the study room. The suspect confessed to the act, but his claim is that the sex was by mutual consent”, a police source disclosed.
Speaking to, the Director, Office of the Public Defender, Mrs. Omotola Rotimi said the OPD would write a letter to the UNILAG Vice-Chancellor on the incident to ensuring that such did not reoccur.
Said she, “The victim’s father wanted the lecturer to assist with his daughter’s admission. On the fateful day, the girl left with the lecturer as early as 5.30am, and they got to the school at about 7am. As at then, none had arrived at the hall except a woman. While the exams had yet to start, he raped her. She went home, and the father found out that her daughter had been raped. He took her to the Mirabel Centre, which then informed the OPD.
“The centre also contacted the police at the Surulere and Isokoko divisions, and the suspect was arrested.
“We are going to defend the girl, and we are writing the VC. The suspect is said to be in the Department of Accounting. He claimed the sex was consensual, but that is not a defence.”
Meanwhile, the accused rapist is currently in police custody and would likely be charged to court on Thursday (today).
Confirming the arrest, the Lagos State Police Public Relat[post_ad]
ions Officer, DSP Patricia Amadin said, “The suspect claims to be a part-time lecturer, but not an employee of the University of Lagos. He has confessed to the crime and the medical result proved same.”



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