A part-time lecturer at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Afeez Baruwa, has been arrested by the police in Lagos for allegedly raping an 18-year-old girl, seeking admission.
The young lady was sent by her father to the lecturer so that the lecturer can assist her in gaining admission into the institution, but according to the victim, the lecturer raped her in the study room. Mr. Baruwa admits having sex with the girl but insists that it was of mutual consent and not of a forceful nature.
The Director of the Office of the Public Defender, Mrs. Omotola Rotimi, said the OPD would write a letter to the UNILAG Vice-Chancellor on the incident, so as to ensure that such did not happen again to anyone.
She further said, “We are going to defend the girl, and we are writing the VC. The suspect is said to be in the Department of Accounting. He claimed the sex was consensual, but that is not a defence.”
Which is interesting considering that consensual sex is the opposite of rape.