Wole Balogun, Ado-Ekiti
An Ado-Ekiti Magistrate Court, on Tuesday, remanded three men, Samuel Farotimi, 27, Sunday Ajimoko, 40, and Sunday Ilugbo, 30, in prison custody for allegedly raping a teenage girl.
The three men were arraigned before the court for allegedly taking turns to sexually-assault the 14-year-old 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 9.00p.m. on January 29 at Odo-Ado area of Ado-Ekiti.
He said the accused men conspired among themselves to rape the victim when the latter was 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.