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#Nigeria: Court Remands Teenagers over Gang-Rape in #Ibadan

#Nigeria: Court Remands Teenagers over Gang-Rape in #Ibadan
November 4, 2013 STER

The Punch reports that, an Ibadan Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting at Iyaganku on Monday remanded two teenagers, Yekini Kazeem (18) and Ifeanyi Ezekiel (18) for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl.

Kazeem and Ezekiel were arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and rape.

The prosecutor, Corporal James Oriola, told the court that Kazeem and Ezekiel with others now at large conspired to rape the victim on October 14, 2013 at about 8:30pm in Ijokodo Agbaje area of Ibadan.

Oriola said the girl was on an errand for her grandmother when the accused pounced on her.

He added that the offence contravened sections 357, 516 and punishable under section 358 of the Criminal Code Cap. 38, Volume II; Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

The plea of the accused was not taken.

Chief Magistrate Risikat Ebeloku Mustapha ordered the accused to be remanded in Agodi prison, pending the outcome of a legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution.

Ebeloku-Mustapha adjourned the case till November 26, 2013 for mention.

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