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3 docked for allegedly raping minor

Ikorodu—Three men were, yesterday, arraigned before an Ikorodu Magistrate Court, Lagos, charged for  alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl.

The trio — Mutiu Oludende, 23; Yusuf Banjo, 19; and Afuape Idowu (18),  are facing a two-count charge of felony and rape.

The prosecutor, Inspector Fola Takunbe, said the three accused and one other now at large, allegedly raped the minor on April 8 at Ota, Agbowa-Ikosi, Ikorodu.

He said the offences contravened sections 390(9) and 137, Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2011.

The defendants pleaded not guilty.

Magistrate Ademola Adesanya, who granted each of the defendants N300,000 bail with two sureties in like sum, added that the case would be transferred to a Family Court because of the age of the victim and the sensitivity of the matter.
He adjourned the case till May 5 for mention.


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