Four students of the University of Lagos were on Tuesday arrested and charged before an Ebute-Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly gang-raping a 17 Year Old female student.

The accused persons – Jeremiah Bamigbayan, 18; Lanre Olayemi, 19; Abisoye Atoyegbe, 18; and Nelson Onyeoziri, 18 – are facing a 3 Count Charge of Rape, Conspiracy and Assault.

The prosecutor, ASP Innocent Effiong said the accused, all of the Business Administration Department, allegedly committed the offence when they conspired and raped their victim on March 17.

He said the victim, a student of History and Strategic Studies of the same university, was overpowered and raped at about 10.30 PM at the Ozolua wing within the university premises.

One of the accused was reportedly in a relationship with the victim.

Effiong said the offences contravened Section 258, 259 and 409 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State 2011.

The four accused persons all pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Magistrate Adesola Ikpatt granted them bail in the sum of N100,000 each, with two sureties each in like sum.

The case was subsequently adjourned to April 30 for Trial.


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