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A 200-level student of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ibadan has been apprehended by the institution’s security personnel for allegedly raping a 100-level colleague.

The victim had gone for a night reading alongside other girls to prepare for exams.

The victim was said to have moved away from the lecture theatre where she was reading due to power failure and went to take a nap at the Students’ Union building, where the suspect reportedly raped her.

While narrating her ordeal, the victim said she woke up at a touch and attempted to scream, but the suspect held her neck down and rendered her voiceless.

She said luck shone on her when a student walked in, and the suspect fled but was later apprehended. Meanwhile, the female student said she sustained injuries on her neck, lips (due to a bite) and her private parts.

The university’s spokeswoman, Joke Akinpelu, confirmed the allegation, saying an investigation had been launched.

“Yes. He (the suspect) was with the security unit until late yesterday (Tuesday). I’m not sure he has even been released,” Ms Akinpelu said.

She stated that the case was reported to the dean of Students’ Affairs.

“The veracity of the allegation will be known upon completion of the investigation,” said Ms Akinpelu.

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