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Date with Facebook friend lands student in hospital


 Nkiruka 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 escape 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 menstruating.

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.

The Daily Times reported that 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.

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