Three men have been arraigned before an Abule Egba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly raping a 19- year-old girl.
The accused are Ogundimu Iliyas, 25, a plumber who lives at 12 Salau St, Iju; Kehinde Aderinoye, 25, an aluminium apprentice, and Ganiyu Habeeb, a welder. Aderinoye and Habeeb reside at No 8 Folorunso St, Iju Ishaga, a suburb of Lagos.
The suspects who are facing a two- count charge of conspiracy and rape, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Magistrate, Mrs Adenike Shonubi granted them a bail of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Shonubi also ordered them to pay N50,000 each into the registrar’s account as part of the bail conditions.
The prosecutor, Insp Rachael Williams told the court that the offences were committed on June 17 at 8, Folorunso St, Iju at around 9:30am.
Williams said that the victim was asked to come for an important discussion by the first accused, and when she got there, she met the other two accused in the room.
“The victim and the three accused live in the same area and they all know themselves, so the victim did not have an idea on what they planned for her.
“When she got there, she met the three accused listening to music and before she knew what was happening, they had locked the door and threw her on the bed.
“She shouted for help but the volume of the music was too high that no one in the compound heard her.
“It was after they had raped and threw her out of the room that her crying attracted the neighbours,” she said.
Williams said that the offence contravened Sections 258(1) and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The magistrate adjourned the case to July 10 for mention.