A Unilag part-time lecturer has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for raping a 17-year-old girl who happens to be his friend’s daughter seeking admission.
The part time lecturer at the University of Lagos, Dr Afeez Naruwa was sentenced to 21 years in prison by Justice Oyefeso of an Ikeja High court on Thursday for raping a 17-year-old girl seeking admission.
Justice Oyefeso said:
“the prosecution has proven his case beyond a reasonable doubt. I found 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. Baruwa, I hereby sentenced you to 21 years imprisonment Maximum, this is my judgment.”
Dr Baruwa was also a community leader at Abesan, Lagos and a project supervisor at the Distant Learning Institution (DLI) of the university from 2010 to 2015.
The father of the victim was said to have approached him to assist his daughter gain admission into the university but he raped the teenager at 9.25 a.m. on July 23, 2015, in Room 8, at the Faculty of Business Administration Annex building of the University of Lagos when she was there to make arrangements for her admission. .
Baruwa had said the sex was consensual while defending himself. He said he was asleep when the complaint who he claims was fondling him woke him up.
“Her hands were all over me and I woke up and I looked at her. By then, she had already removed the buttons of her blouse and I did suck her breasts. She moved her hands toward my penis. I told her to be conscious of the students that were outside.
She threatened to shout and create a scene if I refuse to have sex with her. My lord, I was scared because I noticed the desperation in her. I left her in the office and went downstairs to look for a condom.
When I returned, she had already removed her jean trousers; that was how we had sex. About 10 to 15 minutes later, she told me that she was okay. I teased her that she was self-centred because I was yet to release.”