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UNILAG Student Hospitalised After Outing With Facebook Friend

     

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.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that
Akabugu Nkiruka sustained multiple
injuries, including a pelvis fracture, and was
undergoing surgery at the General Hospital,
Marina, Lagos, on Tuesday.
Nkiruka, a Linguistics student of the
University of Lagos, told NAN on her
hospital bed that she met the young man
through the social media, barely a week
before the November 1 incident.
She told NAN that the 26-year-old man
(name withheld) 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 the phone prior to the
outing but she told him she was
menstruating.
Nkiruka said on getting to the house, the
man tore her dress and tried to rape her.
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 mans mother, who
was at home on the night of the incident,
however, told NAN that 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 contacted, the Divisional Police Officer
of Bar Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos, Mr.
Fayoade Adegoke, told NAN 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.
NAN recalls that seven young men, including
two who met a 24-year-old post-graduate
student, Cynthia Osokogu, on facebook, are
currently facing trial for allegedly raping
and killing her in Lagos earlier this year.

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2 Responses

  1. It's prayers we all need.God help us all

    by Wisdom Okpeahior on Nov 8, 2012 at 4:59 am

  2. We guys should control ourselves more.

    by Seun Swagger on Nov 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm

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