Lagos - Afeez Baruwa, the University of Lagos lecturer accused of raping an 18 year old girl has asked a Lagos magistrate for protection from a “hostile” media reportage, Premium Times reports.
Baruwa allegedly raped the teenager in July in his office, as she sought help to get admitted into the university.
At the last hearing date two weeks ago, the defence lawyer sought a bail for his client, claiming that he was “critically ill” in detention and needed urgent medical care.
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Ibukun Ibikunle, a lawyer holding a “watching brief” for the rape victim’s family, had countered the defence lawyer’s claims, saying that she spoke with prison officials and there was no report of illness.
Ibikunle, who works with the state’s Office of the Public Defender, said that he had spoken with prison officials that day and was told that the accused did not show up when they were leaving the prison.
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