A former Part-time lecturer of the University of Lagos identified as Baruwa Afeez Akin has been sentenced to 21 years imprisonment for molesting an 18-year-old admission seeker. The event took place at Ikeja High Court and the judgement was passed by Justice Josephine Oyefeso.
According the reports, the prosecution told the court that Baruwa violated the victim on July 23, 2015, in Room 8 at the Faculty of Business Administration, Annex building, UNILAG when she came to seek admission into the institution.
The accused is married, a father of two and a friend to the victim’s father. Below is the judgement of the accused;
“The offence committed against this young lady was a violation of her chastity which would have left huge emotional scars from which I pray and hope she will recover. I cannot begin to imagine the physical and mental trauma she has had to endure from the man who she considered her father’s friend, a community leader who should have known better. This is a shame.
This is a crime that not only offends the survivor, it offends her family, it offends the society at large, it also offends God. I find you Baruwa Afeez Akin guilty of a one-count charge of rape contrary to Section 258(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2011, and I hereby convict you accordingly.
In line with Section 258 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2011, Baruwa Afeez Akin is hereby sentenced to 21 years’ imprisonment.”