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LASU student bags 21 years’ imprisonment for r*ping two fellow virgin students

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An Ikeja Special Offences Court on Tuesday, June 29, sentenced a student of Lagos State University (LASU), Afeez Ogunbowale, to 21 years imprisonment for involvement in armed robbery and r*pe of two fellow LASU students.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo sentenced Ogunbowale after finding him guilty of five counts bordering on conspiracy, r*pe and armed robbery.

“The defendant is hereby sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for conspiracy, 21 years’ imprisonment each for counts of armed robbery and 21 years’ imprisonment each for counts of r*pe. The sentences are to run concurrently,” she said.

It was gathered that the defendant, committed the offences alongside others who are at large, on April 18, 2018, at the Okokomaiko area of Lagos.

They used a gun, knife, machete and bottle to rob the two students in their off-campus accommodation. They were robbed of their phones, power bank, earpiece, gold chain and N1, 200. After the robbery, the defendant and one of his accomplices who is still at large had unlawful sexual intercourse with the complainants. 

NAN reports that in their testimonies on Nov. 4, 2019, the two students, told the court that they lost their virginities to the attack. They said they were robbed by five men but r*ped by two members of the gang – Ogunbowale and another – who is at large. 

Adding that they were able to identify Ogunbowale through Facebook, adding that they belonged to the same faculty.

The complainants testified that when they confronted the convict at a police station, he prostrated and begged for forgiveness.

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