Ex-Nigerian Model Jailed For Raping Irish College Student In Ireland


A former Nigerian model, Utseoritselaju Uwatse, 25, has been sentenced by a Central Criminal Court jury, Justice Paul Burns, to four years imprisonment for raping a fellow college student in Ireland. 

Uwatse of Avonmore Road, Raheen, Limerick, was found guilty of one count of a rape charge in March 2023 for the offence which took place on April 20, 2018, IRISH Mirror reported on Monday. 

Detective Garda McGrath told prosecuting councel Conor Devally that a group of college students gathered for drinks in Cratloe Student Village before going into Limerick city for a night out on the day of the incident. 

McGrath said one of the members of the group was the victim, who said in her evidence that the group went to Smyth's pub and then onto Molloy’s late bar in Limerick where she met Uwatse, whom she knew socially.

CCTV footage which was played in court showed when Uwatse and the victim hugged each other that night.

During court proceedings, it was said that Uwatse picked the victim up and carried her into a bedroom and lay her on the bed, where she remembered him removing her shoes before falling asleep. She woke early the following morning, and her clothes did not feel right with the convict beside her.

Uwatse then asked her if she "was on pill?" She found this question unusual, and he later told her that they had sex and the condom broke. She became upset after realising that she didn't consent to it.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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