Two boys docked for raping minor

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Mararaba (Nassarawa) – Two boys aged between 15 and 16 were on Monday arraigned before a Mararaba Upper Area Court over an alleged rape of a girl, 15.

The police prosecutor, Nasir Shuaibu, told the court that when the incident happened, it was brought before the `A’ Division, Police Station in Mararaba, on Dec.11.

He said that the two accused persons, alongside three other suspects conspired and raped a 15-year–old girl in an uncompleted building which served as a hide-out for the group.

He said that the offences contravened Section 97 and Section 283 of the Penal Code.

The two accused persons pleaded not guilty to the offences against them.

The defense counsel, Charles Acholor, pleaded for bail for the accused persons, stressing that they were still presumed innocent.

Magistrate Vincent Gwahemba refused the bail for the accused persons, stating that the offence of rape was not a minor case.

He ordered that they be remanded in Keffi Prison and adjourned the case to Jan.14, 2013. (NAN)

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