Nigerian Man (Lazarus Olleh)Bags 12 years Imprisonment And Deportation For Raping a Teenager Six Weeks After Arriving In The U.K
According to reports from the UK tabloids, Olleh is also to be deported to Nigeria once the prison sentence is completed.
The 38-year-old Nigerian bagged the sentence after he was tried at Hull Crown Court on Wednesday.
The rape incident was said to have happened on October 29, 2022. On the night of the incident, Olleh was said to have targeted the then 18-year-old lone victim who was reportedly drunk at the time.
The victim was returning from a Halloween-themed event at a nightclub in the city when she ran into him.
On sighting the victim, Olleh was said to have approached her. After engaging her in a short conversation, he then led her to his car.
According to Ethan Anderson, a detective constable at Humberside Police, Lazarus sat the victim in the passenger seat and subsequently drove her to a nearby flat where he raped her.
The victim was later dropped off in the New Bridge Road area of the city, where she sought assistance from her friends. Lazarus, of Belmont Street, Hull, denied rping the woman but he was convicted by a jury at Hull Crown Court after a retrial spanning about seven days. An earlier jury in April had been unable to reach a verdict.
“Olleh is a clear danger to women; he was waiting for an opportunity that night to take and rape a girl,” Anderson said.
According to reports, Lazarus had only just arrived the UK from Nigeria and spent six weeks in the country when the incident happened.