A part-time lecturer at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Afeez Baruwa, has been arrested by the police in Lagos for allegedly raping an 18-year-old girl, seeking admission.
The lecturer, Afeez Baruwa, who was arrested by the Surulere Police Division, claimed that the sexual intercourse was by mutual consent, insisting that he did not rape the victim.
The 18-year-old victim, Caroline, was said to have been raped inside a study room, in the process of trying to gain admission into UNILAG.
It was reported that the victim’s father, who belonged to the same landlords’ association as the lecturer in Abesan, Ipaja area, had allowed his daughter to follow the lecturer to school on Thursday, July 23 for her admission process.
The Director of the Office of the Public Defender, Mrs. Omotola Rotimi, said the OPD would write a letter to the UNILAG Vice-Chancellor on the incident, so as to ensure that such did not happen again to anyone. She further said, “We are going to defend the girl, and we are writing the VC. The suspect is said to be in the Department of Accounting. He claimed the sex was consensual, but that is not a defence.”
After the incident, Caroline reported the situation to her parents who immediately took her to a non-governmental organisation, Mirabel Centre, where tests confirmed that the teenager was indeed raped.