Lecturer Rapes 18-year-Old Seeking Admission
The police in Lagos State have arrested a part-time lecturer, Afeez Baruwa, for allegedly raping an 18-year-old girl, identified as Caroline (pseudonym) in the Yaba area. The victim, who was reportedly raped inside a study room, was seeking admission into the University of Lagos, Akoka.
It was gathered that Baruwa was arrested by the Surulere Police Division on Monday, August 3. 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.
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.
It was learnt that Baruwa allegedly took the girl inside one of the study halls, bolted the door, and raped her.
It was learnt that after the incident, Caroline, who told her parents about the rape, was taken to a non-governmental organisation, Mirabel Centre, where she was tested.
The medical result reportedly confirmed that the teenager was violated.
Our correspondent gathered that Caroline was thereafter taken to the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender, and the matter was also reported at the police station. Baruwa was subsequently arrested.
A police source in Surulere 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.”