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UNILAG Lecturer Bags 21 Years’ Jail Term for Raping Admission Seeker

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An Ikeja High Court Thursday sentenced a part-time UNILAG lecturer, Lagos, Mr. Afeez Baruwa, to 21 years imprisonment for raping an 18-year-old girl, who was seeking admission into the university. Reports from ThisDayLive

Justice Josephine Oyefeso convicted Baruwa on a one-count charge of rape brought against him.

While sentencing the convict, the judge described his action as heinous. She held that the sentence should serve as a deterrent to others. Justice Oyefeso noted that the prosecution has proven his case beyond a reasonable doubt, adding that she cannot begin to imagine the emotional trauma the girl went through.

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The judge held that the convict offended his family, the victim, the society and God for which he must be punished.

She said: “The offence committed against this young lady was a violation of her chastity, which would have left huge emotional scars from which I pray and hope she will recover.

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“I cannot begin to imagine the physical and mental trauma she has had to endure from the man whom 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 of rape contrary to Section 258(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2011, and I hereby convict you accordingly.

“In line with Section 258 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2011, Baruwa Afeez Akin is hereby sentenced to 21 years imprisonment.”

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