A student of Yaba College of Technology, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria, Adegoke Kehinde, has been arrested by the police for allegedly drugging and raping a female student (name withheld) on campus. The 24-year old Kehinde has been charged before the Yaba Magistrate’s court on a two-count charge of rape and assault.
We gathered that Kehinde reportedly lured the teenager to a spot within the school dormitory at about 10 p.m. on the day he allegedly committed the act and offered her drugged soft drink.
She was said to have slept off immediately she drank it. This allegedly enabled Kehinde to rape her.
The defendant reportedly confessed to the police that he had tried to have sex with her to no avail prior to that day.
He said he administered the drug on her drink so that she would get intoxicated and allow him have sex with her.
We gathered that the victim became conscious the next day when she woke up naked on a bed with sperm dripping from her private part.
She felt humiliated and reported the matter to the police at Sabo, Yaba Division
The police later arrested and charged Kehinde to court under Sections 237 and 266 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.
He pleaded not guilty and the presiding Magistrate, Mrs S. K. Matepo, granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The defendant was remanded in prison custody at Ikoyi as he could not meet the bail conditions.