Nigeria – A part-time lecturer, Afeez Baruwa, has been arrested for allegedly raping an 18-year-old girl, identified as Caroline (pseudonym) in the Yaba area.
Reports say the lecturer and Caroline’s father belonged to the same landlords’ association at Abesan, Ipaja.
It was gathered that the victim’s father had allowed her daughter to follow the lecturer on July 23, to UNILAG for an admission process.
According to the Director of the Office of the Public Defender, Mrs. Omotola Rotimi, “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.
She said the OPD would write a letter to the UNILAG Vice-Chancellor on the incident, so as to ensure that such did not reoccur.
However a police official says Baruwa has “confessed to the act, but his claim is that the sex was by mutual consent.”
According to the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Patricia Amadin, Baruwa claims to be a part-time lecturer, but not an employee of the University of Lagos.
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