6 Students of UNILAG gang rape teenager

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6 Students of UNILAG gang rape teenager. Six students of the University of Lagos, who allegedly gang-raped a 17-year-old female colleague, were on Wednesday granted reprieve by a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

They were released on a N6 million bail.

The accused 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.

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

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

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

She said: “The six students sexually harassed the girl with video clips in order to intimidate her.

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

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

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

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The magistrate adjourned the case to May 18 pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions.

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