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A Nigerian oil and gas engineer, Kufre Uwem has been jailed for seven years for holding an 18-year-old girl against her will in his home before he r*ped the teenage student at his flat in Aberdeen.

He was sentenced to prison just three months after his lavish wedding ceremony in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State in December, 2017.

The 34-year-old, who was a subsea project engineer, was also convicted of intent to r*pe a second woman at her flat. The attacks happened on October 18, 2012, and October 30, 2016, at separate properties in Aberdeen.

At the High Court in Glasgow, judge Lord Arthurson told Uwem: "This was a course of violent and predatory s*xual 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 r*ped her. In a victim impact statement to the court, the victim said that the r*pe had "a monumental impact on her life".

Uwem's second victim was attacked in her own home. Uwem restrained her, removed her lower clothing with intent to r*pe her.

Lord Arthurson told him: "The consequences are truly catastrophic for you."

Uwem, who has an MSc in Pipe engineering, was also placed on the s*x offenders register.

- Evening Express

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