Court remands 7 men for gang-raping minor to death

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered seven men who allegedly gang-raped a minor to death to be remanded in Ikoyi Custodial Centre, pending legal advice.

Ajom Tabi, 37; Omobolanle Olowookere, 41; Aliu Bilyamin, 24; Emmanuel Okon, 24; Bolarinwa Olamilekan, 24; Badmus Abdulateef, 20; Azeez Quadri, 22; and Sunday Odunayo, 22 were charged with three counts of rape, murder and defilement.

Insp. Kehinde Olatunde told the court that the suspects committed the offence on Sept. 29, at No. 4, Olanrewaju St., Ejigbo.

He alleged that they gang-raped an 11-year-old girl to death.

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Olatunde said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 137, 223 and 233 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

However, Chief Magistrate O.G. Oghre, in her ruling did not take the plea of the suspects.

She ordered the police to return the case file to the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The Magistrate also admitted Olowookere(the second suspect) to bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties each in like sum after her counsel, Spurgeon Ataene, told the court of her non-involvement in the case.

The Magistrate adjourned the case until Nov. 18, pending legal advice, NAN reports.

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