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UNILAG LECTURER GETS 21 YEARS JAIL TERM FOR RAPE

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A former part-time lecturer with the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, Lagos, Afeez Baruwa, has been sentenced to 21- year imprisonment for raping an 18-year-old admission seeker.

Justice Josephine Oyefeso of the Ikeja High Court, on Thursday, convicted Baruwa of a one-count charge of rape brought against him.

In her judgement, Justice Oyefeso said, the offence committed by Baruwa against the young lady was a violation of her chastity which would have left huge emotional scars from which I pray and hope she will recover.

“I cannot begin to imagine the physical and mental trauma she has had to endure from the man who she considered her father’s friend, a community leader who should have known better. This is a shame.

“This is a crime that not only offends the survivor, it offends her family, it offends the society at large, it also offends God.

“I find you Baruwa Afeez Akin guilty of a one-count charge of rape contrary to Section 258(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2011, and I hereby convict you accordingly.

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