An Oxford Brookes University student has been sentenced to 18 months in jail after falsely accusing the cleaner of rape. 24-year-old Temitope Adenugba made the allegation in an attempt to get more time to finish her homework.
Adenugba confessed after phone records and DNA evidence failed to support her claims. She had previously made a false harassment allegation against the same victim, but it didn´t get her an extension. She made another false rape claim four years ago.
"It’s extremely easy to make an allegation of rape when there’s no foundation whatsoever. But it’s likely to have the perverse impact of guilty men walking free," said Crown Court recorder Rabinder Singh.