Dr Afeez Baruwa, an ex-lecturer in the University of Lagos accused of raping an 17-year-old admission seeker (name withheld) has said that he had consensual sexual intercourse with the teenager.
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A defence counsel, Olanrewaju Ajanaku, on Monday apologised to an Ikeja High Court on behalf of Dr Afeez Baruwa, an ex-lecturer of the University of Lagos whom he said slumped at home and cannot attend his trial.
The absence of Lagos State counsel has stalled the trial of Dr Afeez Baruwa, an ex-lecturer of the University of Lagos, accused of raping an 18-year-old admission seeker (name withheld).
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Justice Josephine Oyefeso of an Ikeja High Court gave the date after the case came up for mention on Monday.
The girl’s father, a friend of Baruwa’s, had sent her to the lecturer for help to gain admission. Baruwa apparently had other plans: he allegedly seized the poor girl, overpowered her and raped her in his office.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the prosecution closed its case against the former lecturer after calling four witnesses — the complainant, her father, a medical doctor and the investigating police officer.