Date with Facebook friend lands student in hospital


Akabuogu, a 21-year-old student of the University of Lagos, has been
hospitalised after she allegedly jumped from the third floor of a building in
Lagos, to escaped being raped by a man she met on Facebook. The student of Linguistics sustained
multiple injuries, including a pelvis fracture, and underwent surgery at the
General Hospital, Marina, Lagos, on Tuesday.

She said she met the young man through
the social media, and that he last Wednesday invited her to a night club in
Apapa from where they ended up in his family home at 1004 Estate, Victoria
Island, Lagos.

She noted that the young man had
earlier talked about sex on phone prior to the outing but she told him she was
She said that on getting to the house,
the man tore her dress and tried to rape her; and added that he pushed her down
from the third floor of the building because she refused to have sex with him.
When contacted, Fayoade Adegoke, the
Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Bar Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos, said that
Akabuogu wrote in her statement to the police that she jumped on her own, in
order to escape being raped.
Adegoke said that he ordered his men
to convey the victim to the hospital immediately after he was informed of the
incident by night security guards in the area.
According to him, the suspect was
released on bail, pending further investigation into the matter.
Daily Times


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