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Mutual Consent 14-yr-old girl tells court she had consensual sex with alleged rapist

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Is 14 years an age of sexual consent?

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An Apapa Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, was left in shock when a 14-year-old girl, declared that she was not raped by a 19-year-old boy standing trial for sexual assault but that she consented to having sex with the teenager, not once but twice.

The teenager, Abib Muftau, was dragged to the court  on three counts bordering on unlawful sexual intercourse and abduction, but the girl identified as Jola, countered the charges, saying that she willingly had sex in a hotel on Omotolu Street, Amukoko, with Muftau, who had been dating her since 2014.

The suspect was also accused of conniving with one other person at large, to detain the girl at his residence on Adejinyan Street, where he reportedly had another round of sex with her, but she also disagreed, saying she went to his place on her own and he did not force her to sleep with him.

In her statement, Jola said she and the suspect had been dating for eight months and had sex with him on her own volition.

Hear her:

"I know Abib (Muftau). He lives on Adejinyan Street, Amukoko. He started dating me last year September and since our relationship started, he had made love with me twice.

The first time was in a hotel on Omotolu Street, Amukoko. It was one hour he booked for and he paid N500. He only did it once.

In October, 2014, he had sex with me again in his room when his mother, brothers and sisters were not around.

On May 2, I was in the house when he came around evening and asked me to follow him to his house.

He did not force me to have sex with him."

She has spoken!

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