By Adebayo Williams
A Nigerian student, Peter Odukoya, has been jailed after the Cardiff Crown Court, United Kingdom, found him guilty of rape. The 27-year-old was undone at the proceedings by the victim’s smart move to record the happenings on her mobile phone. The audio played in court showed the 20-year-old victim had been pleading with him to spare her.
“Please i have a boyfriend, I don’t want this.
“I’m very drunk,” she told him.
Odukoya had offered the lady and her friends a lift home which they accepted having recognised him as a co-student of their university. He dropped the other friends off first – and headed back to his own flat with the drunken young woman. But her “instincts kicked in’ in the car and turned on her phone’s recording app.
The court heard how he sexually assaulted her after she slumped on his settee despite her pleas. She managed to push him off and lock herself in his bathroom, before ringing a friend to pick her up.
Harry Baker, prosecuting, told the court: “She was left humiliated. It affected her grades.
“She says ‘it completely took my dignity away.”
Andrew Davies, defending, said Odukoya had been suspended from his computer sciences course after the sex assault. He said he had brought “shame” to his family in Nigeria, who had saved up to send him to study in the UK.
Odukoya, a computer science student, of Treforest, Pontypridd, was sentenced to a year in prison after being found guilty of sexual assault. He will remain on the sex offenders register for 10 years, and given a restraining order against his victim for five years.