UI Law student rape colleague on campus

A 200-level student of the Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan (UI) in Oyo State, has been arrested by the institution’s security officials for allegedly raping a 100-level colleague within the campus.

It was gathered that the student was reported to the authorities of the institution for committing the crime against his colleague who is said to be a fresher.

The lady had gone for night reading alongside some other girls in preparation for their examination.

The victim was said to have moved away from the lecture theatre where she was reading due to power failure and went to take a nap at the Students’ Union building where the suspect allegedly raped her.

While narrating her ordeal, the victim said she woke up at a touch and attempted to scream but the suspect held her neck down and rendered her voiceless.

She said luck shone on her when a student walked in and the suspect fled.

The victim, however, sustained injuries on her neck, lips (due to a bite), and her private part.

Confirming the incident, the UI spokesperson, Joke Akinpelu, said investigations had commenced.

“Yes. He (the suspect) was with the security unit until late yesterday (Tuesday). I’m not sure he has even been released,” Akinpelu said.

She stated that the act was reported to the Dean of Students Affairs, adding that he had since swung into action.

“The veracity of the allegation will be known upon completion of investigation,” she added.

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