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UNILAG undergraduate arraigned for alleged rape

A 400-level student of University of Lagos (UNILAG), Oluwaseyi Anyiam, yesterday, Thursday, August 17, 2017, appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defiling a fellow student.

The suspect who pleaded not guilty, is studying Actuarial Science and resides at Ogundare Street, Aguda, Surulere, Lagos.

The prosecutor, Simeon Imhonwa, said the accused committed the offence at Alagomeji, Ebute-Meta, Lagos, on August 3, about 2 pm, The Nation reports.

He alleged: “The accused had carnal knowledge of the victim without her consent. The accused had invited the victim to an eatery at Alagomeji, but on getting there, he told her he forgot something at home and they should both go and pick it.

“When they got to the house, they met some of Anyiam’s friends playing music, so they excused themselves and went into the room.”

Imhonwa alleged the accused offered the victim a drink, which she declined and he started fondling and kissing her.

“The victim struggled with the suspect, but it was fruitless because of the music his friends were playing and his threat. He eventually had carnal knowledge of the victim without her consent.”

The prosecutor said the case was brought by UNILAG authorities to the Office of Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT).

Coordinator of DSVRT Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi said the case was reported to her office on August 7, adding that actions were taken immediately.

In her ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Mrs. B.O. Osunsanmi, granted the accused bail at N500,000 with two reputable sureties with verifiable addresses.

She said the sureties must provide evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State government.

The Chief Magistrate further referred the case file to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice and adjourned the matter till October 19.



Idris Aina

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