On Monday, August 3, the Lagos state police arrested a part-time lecturer of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Afeez Baruwa, for allegedly raping an 18-year old girl in Yaba.

University of Lagos

University of Lagos

According to The Punch, it was reported that the victim identified as Caroline was raped inside a study room, as she was seeking admission into the UNILAG, Akoka.

The lecturer, 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.

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.

On that same day, Baruwa allegedly took the girl inside one of the study halls, bolted the door and raped her.

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 violated.

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