Thursday, August 29, 2013

3 docked for alleged kidnap, raping of undergraduate

Three persons were, yesterday, docked before Tinubu Magistrate's
court, for alleged kidnap, raping and posting a female student of
University of Lagos, Akokas nude photographs on the internet.
The female undergraduate (names withheld) toldVanguardthat she was
kidnapped and raped for turningdown love advances from one Babatunde
Bashorun three months ago,at 1, Ajose Street, Enu-Owa area of Lagos
The suspects: Aje Olumayowa and Babatunde Bashorun.
Babajide and two others, Aje Olumayowa, 20, and Babajide Ajayi, 21,
were yesterday charged before the Lagos Magistrate Court, sitting at
Tinubu Square, for alleged kidnap and rape.
The suspects who are facing an eight-count charge of conspiracy,
kidnap, rape, assault, taking of nude photographs and pasting same on
the internet and attempted murder, were docked before Magistrate S.
The police prosecutor, Supol Orji, told the court that the defendants
committed the alleged crime on April 28, 2013 at about 7:30pm, at 1,
Ajose Street, Lagos Island.
He also alleged that the defendants took turns to havecarnal knowledge
of the victim without her consent.
He said the accused indecently assaulted the victim by exposing her
nude pictures which they took while they were taking turns to rape
her, to the public.
According to the prosecutor, the defendants threatened her, that if
she reveals how she was raped, that she would be killed.
The prosecutor said the offence was punishable under sections 409,
269, 144 (1), 258, 135 (2) 150 (1) (2), 228 and 56 (a) of the criminal
laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.
However, when the charges were read to the defendants, they pleaded
not guilty to the charges.
Magistrate Matepo granted the defendants bail in the sum of N100,000,
with two suerites each in like sum.
She further adjourned the case to October 2, 2013

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