Man jailed for life for raping UNILAG student
Collins Okechukwu, 25, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday by an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court for raping and robbing a 25-year-old University of Lagos student (name withheld).
In her decision, Justice Abiola Soladoye, who referred to Okechukwu as a “pathological liar,” stated that the prosecution proved the accusations of rape and robbery against Okechukwu beyond a reasonable doubt.
Okechukwu was sentenced to life in prison for rape and 21 years in jail for robbery.
The judge, on the other hand, ruled that the two sentences run simultaneously.
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 claim of the defendant to have met the survivor at the guest house and she agreed to have sex with him was consistently laced with irregularities and found unreliable.
“The defendant is found guilty as charged, of the two offences, and thereby sentenced to life imprisonment in respect to rape and 21 years’ jail term for robbery.
“The sentences shall run concurrently.
“He should have his name entered in the Sex Offenders Register of the Lagos State Government.”
Sholadoye also cautioned female students in tertiary institutions against giving out their telephone numbers to strangers.
“What manner of a woman is the victim herself? She should desist from giving out her numbers for unnecessary frolicking,” the judge said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that four witnesses testified at the trial and three exhibits tendered.
According to prosecution counsel, 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.
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.
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