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Thursday, 26 November 2015
Two in court for allegedly gang-raping a 21-year-old lady
Two men, who allegedly gang-raped a 21-year-old lady on Thursday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. The accused are a trader, Adeniyi Gidado, 25, who lives at 5, Osanyinpeju St., Agege, Lagos and Simeon Nwaugo, 25, also a trader, who lives at 9, Akeem Boye St., Iju-Ishaga, near Lagos.
The accused are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and rape. The Prosecutor, Cpl. Felicia Okwori, told the court that the offences were committed on Nov. 24 at a hotel situated at 156 Dopemu Road, Agege, Lagos.
Okwori said that the first accused, Adeniyi, who was a boy friend to the victim invited her for a date at the hotel. “On getting there, they both decided to sleep in the hotel since it was already late to go home but unknown to the victim, her boy friend had invited the second accused.
“It was after the victim had slept that the second accused came in to the room and they gang-raped her,” she said. The prosecutor said that it was the screaming of the victim that woke the people in the hotel and the duo were apprehended. He said that the offences contravened Sections 258(1) (2) and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty. The Magistrate, Mrs Taiwo Akanni, granted each of the accused bail in the sum of N250, 000 with two sureties in like sum. The case was adjourned till Dec. 15 for hearing.