BY ONOZURE DANIA
LAGOS — Three persons were, yesterday, docked before Tinubu Magistrate’s court, for alleged kidnap, raping and posting a female student of University of Lagos, Akokas nude photographs on the internet.
The female undergraduate (names withheld) told Vanguard that she was kidnapped and raped for turning down love advances from one Babatunde Bashorun three months ago,at 1, Ajose Street, Enu-Owa area of Lagos Island.
Babajide and two others, Aje Olumayowa, 20, and Babajide Ajayi, 21, were yesterday charged before the Lagos Magistrate Court, sitting at Tinubu Square, for alleged kidnap and rape.
The suspects who are facing an eight-count charge of conspiracy, kidnap, rape, assault, taking of nude photographs and pasting same on the internet and attempted murder, were docked before Magistrate S. K. Matepo.
The police prosecutor, Supol Orji, told the court that the defendants committed the alleged crime on April 28, 2013 at about 7:30pm, at 1, Ajose Street, Lagos Island.
He also alleged that the defendants took turns to have carnal knowledge of the victim without her consent.
He said the accused indecently assaulted the victim by exposing her nude pictures which they took while they were taking turns to rape her, to the public.
According to the prosecutor, the defendants threatened her, that if she reveals how she was raped, that she would be killed.
The prosecutor said the offence was punishable under sections 409, 269, 144 (1), 258, 135 (2) 150 (1) (2), 228 and 56 (a) of the criminal laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.
However, when the charges were read to the defendants, they pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Magistrate Matepo granted the defendants bail in the sum of N100,000, with two suerites each in like sum.
She further adjourned the case to October 2, 2013.