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General News of Thursday, 20 February 2020


University don bags 21-year jail sentence for raping 18-year old admission seeker

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A part-time lecturer at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Afeez Baruwa has bagged 21 years jail imprisonment for raping an 18-year-old girl admission seeker.

The Judge, Justice Josephine Oyefeso convicted the lecturer of the one-count charge of rape brought against him.

Justice Oyefeso said: “The prosecution has proven his case beyond a reasonable doubt. I found him guilty of the charge."

Delivering her judgment, the judge said: “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 sentence you to 21 years imprisonment maximum, this is my judgment.”