Swansea healthcare student found guilty of raping woman in a nightclub toilet
He will spend the rest of his life as a registered sex offender
A healthcare student from Swansea University has been found guilty of raping a woman in a nightclub toilet.
Onyedika Benedict Oriaku, 30, was convicted by a jury for the rape back in March.
Wales Online reported that the assault took place in the toilets of Fiction Nightclub in Swansea city centre, where Oriaku was caught on CCTV following the victim who was heavily intoxicated to the toilets. Oriaku then returned from the toilets to tell his friends about what had happened.
The defendant later went back to the toilets with another friend to check on the victim, because according to him she had been “exhausted” after having sex with him. Him and his friend then left the bathroom after being kicked out by other women.
At the hearing in Swansea Crown Court, the judge stated that Oriaku had a very “high opinion of himself” and that his crime was “sinister”.
They also added that it seems the defendant felt no remorse for what he has done and that the victim was clearly “disinhibited” by the alcohol she had consumed therefore, any defence made by Oriaku was null.
According to the court report, the victim admitted to how she is now suffering with her mental health due to the attack and that it has affected her whole life.
Oriaku will now serve a seven year sentence, and must serve two-thirds of that sentence before there is the possibility of parole. He will also be registered as a sex offender for the remainder of his life.
If you have been affected after reading this article, there are a number of organisations you can access, such as Rape Crisis England and Wales.
Feature image credit: South Wales Police