Nigerian oil worker sentenced to 7 years in jail for rape, months after lavish wedding in Uyo

Nigerian oil worker sentenced to 7 years in jail for rape, months after lavish wedding in Uyo

34-year-old Kufre Umoh Uwem, a Nigerian sub-sea project engineer, was yesterday handed a 7-year jail term for allegedly raping an 18-year-old student in Aberdeen, Scotland.

According to reports, Kufre, who lived at 6 Waterton Lawn, Stoneywood, Aberdeen, detained the woman against her will in his flat, removed her clothing and proceeded to rape her.


The incident was said to have taken place three months after his lavish wedding in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State in December 2017.

He was also convicted of intent to rape a second woman in her flat, Evening Express UK reports.

The offences were committed on October, 18, 2012, and October 30, 2016, at flats in Aberdeen.

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Delivering the judgement at the High Court in Glasgow, Judge Lord Arthurson said; “This was a course of violent and predatory sexual offending, notwithstanding the four years between the two offences.”

Delivering the judgement at the High Court in Glasgow, Judge Lord Arthurson said; “This was a course of violent and predatory sexual offending, notwithstanding the four years between the two offences.”
The court heard that Uwem’s first victim was a first-year student who Uwen met by chance and invited her to his flat. Once there, he allegedly raped her.

In a victim impact statement to the court, the victim said that the rape had “a monumental impact on her life”.

Uwem’s second victim was attacked in her own home.

Uwem was said to have restrained her, removed her lower clothing with intent to rape her.

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He stood with his head bowed as Lord Arthurson told him: “The consequences are truly catastrophic for you”.

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