Lecturer who raped 18-year-old admission seeker has been arraigned


Yesterday, 42-year- old Afeez Baruwa, a part-time lecture at UNILAG was arraigned for allegedly raping an 18-year-old admission seeker. He took the girl, who was seeking admission into the University of Lagos, Akoka, inside a
study room, where he allegedly raped her. The girl’s father, who belonged to the same landlords’ association with Baruwa in the Abesan, Ipaja area, had allowed his daughter to follow him to UNILAG for an admission process on July 23. .

However, Baruwa was said to have raped the girl inside one of the study halls at about 9am. The girl, who told her parents about the incident, was taken to an NGO, Mirabel Centre, where she was tested. The medical result revealed that she was violated. Baruwa was subsequently arrested at the Surulere Police Division after the case was the matter was taken to the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender.

The OPD Director, Omotola Rotimi, said the office would write a letter to the UNILAG VC on the incident. Just like that musician, Baruwa claim that the sexual intercourse was consensual. But Omotola said that’s not a defense in law. He was arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court in Lagos yesterday on one count of rape.

The Magistrate, Mrs. O. Awope, admitted Baruwa to bail in the sum of N250k with two sureties in like sum. She ordered that he should be remanded at the Kirikiri prison until his bail terms were perfected. The matter was adjourned till September 9, 2015 for trial…… thank God she didn’t listen to Nigerians who blamed dt other girl for being in an Atlanta hotel room wt dt guy…..

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