University of Lagos (UNILAG) some time ago experienced a tragic scene as Six students took their toll in defiling a 17 year old.The students who allegedly gang-raped the 17-year-old female colleaguewere subsequently arrested by the police,in an update on the matter,it is been reported that were on Wednesday last week granted a N6 million  reprieve or bail by a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The accused persons are : Simeon Omowole, 18; Randy Chukka, 17; Samuel Oyefara, 18; Peter Adeboyega, 17; Chuka Chukwu, 19; and Peace Nwakanma, 18 (a female).

They pleaded not guilty to a five-count charge bordering on conspiracy, rape and sexual harassment.

The prosecutor,Mr Anthonia Osayande, informed the court that the offences were committed sometime in January at High-Rise, University of Lagos.

Mr Anthonia Osayande alleged that the accused persons with another man still at large conspired and gang raped a 17-year-old fellow student.

Osayande said that Peace Nwakanma, the only female perpetrator among the accused persons, was the one that lured the girl to where she was subsequently gang raped.

She said: “The six students sexually harassed the girl and recorded their ugly act.and the clip were used to intimidate their female victim.

“They all had sexual intercourse with the 17-year-old without her consent.”

The offences contravened Sections 137, 140, 260 (2), 264 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 (revised).

The Chief Magistrate, A. Ipaye-Nwachukwu, granted the accused bail in the sum of N500,000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

Ipaye stated one of the sureties must be a blood relation of the accused persons, while the second surety should be a civil servant of not less than Level 14 Grade.

She also directed the sureties must provide an evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The magistrate adjourned the case pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions.


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