Three Men In Court For Abduction And Raping A 16-Year-Old Girl

Three men were on Thursday arraigned at an Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly having unlawful carnal knowledge of a 16-year-old girl.

The accused, Lateef Basiru, 26; Hassan Asunmo, 20; and Niyi Oni, 21, were arraigned on a three-count charge of conspiracy, abduction and rape. The prosecutor, Inspector Olakunle Shonibare, told the court that the accused persons committed the offence on November 13, at 16, Adegboyega St., Akesan, Ejigbo in Lagos.

Shonibare said that they abducted the girl on her way to school and unlawfully had carnal knowledge of her. He said that the offence contravened Sections 225, 357 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State.

The accused persons, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Magistrate, Mrs. S. O. Solebo, granted them bail in the like sum of N200,000 and two sureties in like sum each. She adjourned the case till January 18 for definite hearing.