By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti
Three men have been arraigned and remanded in Ado-Ekiti Prisons for
allegedly gang-raping a fourteen-year-old girl.
The trio, Samuel Farotimi (27), Sunday Ajimoko (40) and Sunday Ilugbo (30) were arraigned before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday for allegedly taking turns to sexually assault the girl (name withheld).
The accused, whose addresses were not given, are facing a two-count
charge of conspiracy and rape.
Police prosecutor,Sergeant Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that the
accused men committed the offence at about 9.00pm on January 29 at Odo Ado area of Ado-Ekiti.
He said the accused men conspired among themselves and raped the
victim while coming back from an errand.
The prosecutor noted that the offences contravened Sections 33 and 31 (2) of the Child Rights Law of Ekiti State Cap C7.
Magistrate, Mrs. Dolapo Akosile,in her ruling, ordered the remand of
the three men in prison custody pending receipt of legal advice from
the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
The court adjourned the case until March 14, for mention.