Wednesday, 7 November 2012

UNILAG student falls victim of Facebook violence

A 21-year-old student has been hospitalised, after she was allegedly pushed down from the third floor of a building in  Lagos, following a disagreement with a man she met on the social network, Facebook.

She allegedly met a 26-year-old man (name withheld) a week earlier and last Wednesday, he invited her to a night club in Apapa from where they ended up in his family home at 1004 Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos. 
Nkiruka said on getting to the house, the man tore her dress and tried to rape her. 
She noted that the young man had earlier talked about sex on the phone prior to the outing but she told him she was menstruating.

According to Nkiruka, the man thereafter pushed her down from the third floor of the building because she refused to have sex with him. 
When contacted, the man’s mother, who was at home on the night of the incident, however said she was not aware of what happened. 
She said she slept around 10pm, while the disagreement between the couple started much later.

The mother, who pleaded anonymity, said she paid part of the hospital bill immediately after Nkiruka was admitted, and even tried to transfer her to a private hospital.
“I took her as our own daughter and so, I can do anything that will make her recover quickly,’’ she added.
She insisted that her preliminary inquiry indicated that Nkiruka was not pushed by her son as alleged, but that she jumped on her own in the ensuing scuffle.

When the Divisional Police Officer of Bar Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos, Mr. Fayoade Adegoke was contacted, he said that Nkiruka wrote in her statement that she jumped on her own, in order to escape being raped. 
Adegoke said he ordered his men to convey the victim to the hospital immediately after he was informed of the incident by security guards in the area. 
The DPO said the suspect was released on bail, pending further investigation into the matter.

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