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Court remands three for gang-raping minor

By Rotimi Ojomoyela

Ado-Ekiti—An Ado-Ekiti Magistrate’s Court, on Tuesday, ordered the remand of the three men in prison custody, for allegedly gang-raping a 14-year-old girl.

The trio, Samuel Farotimi (27), Sunday Ajimoko (40) and Sunday Ilugbo (30) were accused of allegedly taking turns to sexually assault the girl (name withheld).

The accused, whose addresses were not given, are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and rape.

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The Investigating Police  Officer, Sergeant Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that the accused men committed the offence at about 9.00pm on January 29 at Odo Ado area of Ado-Ekiti.

He said the accused men conspired among themselves and raped the victim while coming back from an errand.

The prosecutor noted that the offences contravened Sections 33 and 31

(2) of the Child Rights Law of Ekiti State Cap C7.

The Magistrate, Mrs. Dolapo Akosile, in her ruling, ordered the remand of the three men in prison custody pending receipt of legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP.


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