Lecturer who raped 18-year-old admission seeker, arraigned while wife watches

Part-time lecturer, Afeez Baruwa, has been arrested for allegedly raping an 18-year-old admission seeker.

Baruwa who had allegedly taken the victim inside a study room, where he allegedly raped her, pleaded to sexual consent by the victim.

The Office of Public Defence Director, Omotola Rotimi, has vowed to fight for the girl in a letter they are hoping to write to the school, saying that Baruwa’s claim that the sexual intercourse was consensual was not a defence in law.

The 42-year-old lecturer was arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court in Lagos on Thursday with the victim and her father present in the court premises with agony written on their faces.

The lecturer’s wife and other relatives were also observed in the court.

Baruwa was arraigned by the police on one count of rape but he plead not guilty to the charge.

He was granted bail in the sum of N250,000 with two sureties in like sum and ordered to be remanded at the Kirikiri prison until his bail terms were perfected.

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