Police accuse five men of raping 16- year-old girl

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Five men have been accused of raping
a 16-year-old girl in an uncompleted
building in the Orile Iganmu area of
Lagos State.
The police said the victim was
abducted and taken into the building
around 2am by the suspects, who
took turns to rape her.
After a police raid, three of the five
suspects were arrested, while the
others took to their heels.
They were arraigned on Tuesday
before an Ebute Meta Chief
Magistrate’s Court on two counts of
rape.
The suspects were identified as Shittu
Taiwo (23), Riliwan Alao (32), and
Sunday Akinyele (27).
The charge reads, “That you, Shittu
Taiwo, Riliwan Alao, Sunday Akinyele
and two others at large on June 4,
2014, at about 2am in an uncompleted
building along Giwa Street, Orile
Iganmu, Lagos State in the Lagos
Magisterial District, did conspire
amongst yourselves to commit felony
to wit: rape.
“That you and others at large did have
unlawful sexual intercourse with a 16-
year-old girl (name withheld).”
The police prosecutor, DSP Etim
Nkankuk, said the offence was
punishable under sections 409 and
258 of the Criminal Law of Lagos
State, Nigeria, 2011.
The defendants pleaded not guilty to
the charge and elected summary trial.
Their defence counsel, F.S. Oladele,
applied for their bail in liberal terms.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A.A. Demi-
Ajayi, admitted them to bail in the sum
of N500,000 with two sureties in like
sum.
The matter was adjourned till July 23,
2014

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