A Nigeria man who based in Scotland identified as “Jeffery Oviasogie”, 21, has been sentenced to four years, eight months in prison by a High Court sitting in Glasgow for allegedly r@ping a woman.
Oviasogie who is based in Aberdeen, was pleaded guilty for r@ping a 29-year-old woman in Bon Accord Terrace Gardens early on September 26, 2021.
Prosecution team informed the court that the 21-year-old Nigeria man attacked the woman and forced her to lay down on his way back to home from a night out in Aberdeen.
According to report by BBC, the 21-year old man was employed as a support worker at Camphill special needs school in the city at the time. The report also revealed that the Nigerian man visitor visa has expired six months before the attack. He had been living in the United Kingdom since 2018.
The victim was said to have been on a night out with his friends before heading home in the early hours and met the woman walking. He, then, suddenly show up and started talking to her and followed her as she continued into Bon Accord Terrace Gardens.
Prosecutor John McElroy said:
“She began to feel uncomfortable. As she walked along a steep path, the woman was aware of Oviasogie behind her. Her next memory is of being on her back in a muddy area with him on top of her. She was screaming for help, but she was unable to move beneath his weight.”
McElroy said Oviasogie shouted her down to “shut up” and r@ped her as he successfully hold her down.
While “she continued screaming and shouting. She was petrified,” a man heard her screaming and saw “Oviasogie” on top of the woman. When the culprit realised this, he fled away but was seen by the man to be wearing a distinctive red baseball cap.
Mr McElroy: “The woman remained on the ground, crying and curled into a ball.”
Officers nabbed Oviasogie in Justice Mill Lane about an hour later, still wearing the cap. His jeans and trainers were also mud-stained – but he denied being involved in the attack.
Oviasogie’s lawyer, Edith Forrest, defending, said:
“He was out after work with colleagues. He said he consumed a lot of alcohol, which he was not used to indulging in. He accepts he was showing off to a degree to his peers, which demonstrates a level of immaturity at the time. He says he often thinks of the victim and the impact this will have had on her.”
Delivering judgment in the case, the presiding judge, Justice “John McCormick” told the convict
“You assaulted and r@ped a lone female as she walked home in Aberdeen. You used force to hold her down and ignored her screams for help.”
The judge said Oviasogie will also be watched for an additional three years on his release and will be on the s€x offenders list indefinitely.