Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos State has sentenced a student of Lagos State University (LASU), Afeez Ogunbowale to 21 years in prison for involvement in armed robbery and rape of two fellow LASU students.
Afeez who reportedly committed the offence alongside others who are at large, on April 18, 2018, at Okokomaiko area of Lagos, was sentenced on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 having found guilty of conspiracy, rape and armed robbery.
Testifying in court on November 4, 2019, the two rape victims revealed that they lost their virginities to the attack.
Furthermore, the victims disclosed that they were robbed of their phones, power bank, earpiece, gold chain and N1, 200 by five men but raped by two members of the gang, Ogunbowale and another who is at large.
The victims stated that they were able to identify the convict who is in the same faculty with them through Facebook.
Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of Ikeja Special Offences Court who passed the judgement held that the prosecution proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt and further noted that the testimony of the victims was compelling.