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2 Friends In Court For Allegedly Gang Raping Minor

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Two friends, Kehinde Ishau and Emmanuel Olamilekan, who allegedly gang raped a 14-year-old girl, were on Tuesday charged before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

The accused, both cobblers residing at 2, Ayanyinka St., Isolo, Lagos, are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and rape.

Police Prosecutor Clifford Ogu told the court that the accused committed the offences on Jan. 1 at Isolo market, Lagos.

Ogu said the victim was intercepted by the accused while on an errand to the market.

“The accused dragged her to an uncompleted building behind the market and gang raped her.

“She went home and told her mother what transpired, the accused were later arrested by the police,’’ he said.

Ogu said the offences contravened Sections 259 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

In her ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Mrs Taiwo Akanni, granted the accused N150, 000 bail each with two sureties in like sum.

She said the sureties should show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

Akanni adjourned the case until Feb. 7 for mention. (NAN)



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