2 men arraigned for raping a mentally challenged woman

Two men, Olowokokere Gbenga, 32, and Abdullahi Kabiru, 34, were on Friday arraigned before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court for allegedly raping an insane woman.

The prosecutor, Isiaka Ajadi, told the court that the accused committed the offence on November 23, at about 2 a.m. along Capital Hotel road in Dada Estate, Osogbo.

Mr. Ajadi, a police inspector, said that the accused conspired, assaulted and forcefully raped the mentally challenged woman before they were caught and arrested by the Police.

He said that the offence committed contravened sections 516, 221(2) and 360 of the Criminal Code cap 34, vol.11 Laws of Osun, 2003.

The accused however pleaded not guilty to the offence when the charge was read to them.

Counsel to the accused persons, Muslemmiu Nagade, prayed the court to grant bail to her clients in most liberal terms.

The Magistrate, Olusola Aluko, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 and two sureties each in like sum.

Mr. Aluko said that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction, present evidence of tax payment and two passport photographs as well as attach an affidavit of means.

He then adjourned the case to January 30, 2014 for continuation of hearing.