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UNILAG lecturer jailed 21 years for rape

Justice Josephine Oyefeso, sitting at the Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, yesterday sentenced Afeez  Baruwa, a part-time lecturer at the University of Lagos…

Justice Josephine Oyefeso, sitting at the Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, yesterday sentenced Afeez  Baruwa, a part-time lecturer at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, to 21 years imprisonment for raping an 18-year-old female admission seeker.

Baruwa was convicted after he was found guilty by the court on a one-count criminal charge of rape slammed against him.

In its judgment, the court held that the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt.

“I find him guilty of the charge. I cannot begin to imagine the emotional trauma of the girl. The convict offended his family, the victim, the society and God,” the judge said.