Judge remands three students for gang-raping classmate


Tinubu Chief Magistrate’s Court in Lagos Island has remanded three Senior Secondary School 1 (SS1) students (names withheld) in a juvenile home.

The trio, aged 16, 16 and 15 who were remanded on Wednesday were alleged to have gang-raped their 15-year-old classmate

They are facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, unlawful carnal knowledge, sexual assault and defilement.

The chief magistrate, Mr. Tajudeen Elias, ordered that the boys be remanded at Borstal Training Institution in Adigbe, Abeokuta, pending the receipt of legal advice from the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPPs).

The prosecutor, Sgt. Hafsat Ajibode, told the court that the boys committed the offences in July 2018 at Makoko Area of Lagos State.

She said the boys gang-raped their 15-year-old classmate at her residence.

“The boys claimed that they came to visit their female classmate at her house while her parents were not around.

“They offered her a drink which was suspected to contain some sleeping pills and that was the last the girl remembered when she became conscious.

“When she regained consciousness, she discovered that she was naked and bleeding while the boys had disappeared.

“She raised the alarm which led to the arrest of the accused.

“The girl has since been traumatised and hospitalised as a result of the incident,” she said.

She said that the offences contravene Sections 260 (1) (2) (4), 261, 263 (1) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The case was adjourned until January 16 for mention.

Borstal Training Institution is where juvenile offenders are remanded.

At the institution, inmates receive both educational and vocational training aimed at rehabilitating and reforming them before they are reintegrated into the society.

With NAN report


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