The police has arraigned a part-time lecturer, Afeez Baruwa, for allegedly raping an 18-year-old admission seeker. The 42-year-old randy lecturer was arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court in Lagos on Thursday on one count charge of rape.

The charge read, “That you, Baruwa Afeez, of Block 73, Flat 2, Abesan Estate, Ipaja, Lagos, on July 23, 2015, at about 09.25 hours, at the Faculty of Business Administration Annex building, Room 8, University of Lagos, in the Ikeja Magisterial District, did unlawfully rape one (name withheld), aged 18 years, and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 258 of the Criminal Law of Justice, Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.” The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, Mrs. O. Awope, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N250, 000 with two sureties in like sum and ordered that Baruwa should be remanded at the Kirikiri prison until his bail terms were perfected. The matter was adjourned till September 9, 2015 for trial.

Baruwa took the victim, who was seeking admission into the University of Lagos, Akoka, inside a study room, where he allegedly raped her. The father of the raped girl belongs to the same landlords’ association with Baruwa in the Abesan, Ipaja Area. He allowed his daughter to follow the suspect, on July 23, to UNILAG for an admission process.

Baruwa was said to have, however, raped the girl inside one of the study halls at about 9am, when the duo got to the campus.

By Dike Onwuamaeze


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