The Police Thursday charged three teenagers, Elijah Adebowale, Suleiman Balogun and Shefiu Adam before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos over the alleged gang r*pe of a 13 year old girl. How sad!
The boys aged (15), (16) and (14) respectively, all reside at the Iju area of Lagos. They are being tried on a two-count charge of conspiracy and unlawful carnal knowledge of a minor.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Rita Momah, told the court that the teenagers and three others, now at large, committed the offences on Oct. 5, in an uncompleted building. They saw her leaving Church and requested that she purchase drinks for them.
They then offered her a bottle of assorted drink that was already spiked and lured the 13-year-old to the building, where the six of them took turns with her.
The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charge levelled against them. The judge, Mr F.A Adeeyo, granted them bail in the sum of N300, 000 each, with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case toDec. 7, for continuation of hearing.
According to The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Section 137 prescribes life imprisonment for anyone found guilty of child r*pe.