A 22-year-old man has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly kidnapping a female undergraduate of the University of Lagos, Akoka, and molesting her.
According to the police, Babajide Bashorun, a dog breeder, did not only molest his victim, he also took photographs of her unclad body, which he allegedly posted on the internet.
A family source revealed, “Few days later, the pictures were all over the internet. The picture had the name and surname of the girl, her university, age, department and course of study. People were stopping her on the campus to tell her they had seen her nude pictures on the Internet.
“The girl’s relations later saw the pictures and urged her parents to report the matter at Adeniji Adele Police Division.”
After the matter was reported to the police, Policemen from Adeniji Adele Police Division arrested Bashorun.
A senior officer from the station, who pleaded anonymity, told Punch that the police were still on the trail of two undergraduates of UNILAG identified as Mayowa and Ademuyiwa, both 400 level Architecture students, who the police accused of complicity in the crime.
Detectives from Adeniji Adele Police Station are said to be working on the theory that the pictures were leaked to the Internet through the duo of Mayowa and Ademuyiwa.
When he was being questioned, Bashorun said he only sent photos of the girl to Mayowa, who in turn sent them to Ademuyiwa.
Bashorun denied beating his victim as alleged by her family. He said they had been dating for long and he had spent a lot of money on her.
“She is my girlfriend. I wanted to buy ipad for her. I was able to raise about N70,000. She came to my house to collect the money on that day.
“We had argument and I used floor mop to hit her on her back. I now took her pictures. I sent the pictures to my friend, but I didn’t tell him to post the pictures on internet.”
Confirming Bashorun’s arrest, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ngozi Braide said, “We charged him to court yesterday (Tuesday) . We are still looking for his accomplices who are on the run” [Punch]