A part-time lecturer at University of Lagos (UNILAG) has been arrested for allegedly raping an 18-year-old woman who was seeking admission into the institution.
The accused, Afeez Baruwa, however insists that he did not rape her, as it was a consensual act, Daily Post reports.
Confirming the incident, a police source said:
“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.”
Also speaking about the incident, Director of the Office of the Public Defender, Omotola Rotimi said:
“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.
No one 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.”
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