Man Sentenced To Life Imprisonment For Raping, Robbing Student At Unilag

Man Sentenced To Life Imprisonment For Raping, Robbing Student At Unilag

An Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offence Court on Tuesday sentenced a man, Collins Okechukwu, to life imprisonment for raping and robbing a 25-year-old student (name withheld) at the University of Lagos.

Delivering judgement, Justice Abiola Soladoye, who described Okechukwu as a “pathological liar,” held that prosecution proved the charges of rape and robbery against Okechukwu beyond reasonable doubt.

The judge sentenced Okechukwu to life imprisonment for rape, and 21 years’ imprisonment for robbery.

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The judge, however, ordered that the two sentences should run concurrently.

She said, “The testimony of the defendant portrayed him as a pathological liar in the sense that he claimed that University of Lagos Guest House was fully booked and the survivor was sex starved, which made them have sex on bare floor.

“This is unbelievable and watery.

“The defendant lured the survivor into the Admin Block, brought out a pistol, raped her and robbed her of her valuables thereafter.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that four witnesses testified at the trial and three exhibits tendered.

According to prosecution counsel, Mr Peter Owolabani, the convict committed the crimes on Dec. 17 , 2017, at 9.00 p.m. behind the Faculty of Arts Building, UNILAG.

He said that the convict also robbed the survivor of her phones, money and a gold chain.

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He also submitted that the survivor met the convict one year after the incident, invited him to her supposed birthday party and got him arrested.

 

Source: Vanguard

 

 

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