28-year-old Remanded for Drugging, Raping Teenager

An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday remanded a 28-year-old man for allegedly conspiring with three others to rape a teenager.

The suspect, Sunday Young, who resides on Dele Akingboye Street, Ifako, Gbagada, Lagos, was arraigned on a five-count charge of conspiracy, rape, sexual harassment, sexual assault and abduction.

The Magistrate, Mrs E. Kubeinje, ordered that Young should be kept in prison custody pending advice of the state Directorate of Public Prosecutions, as the court could not take the accused’s plea.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Lucky Ihiehie, said that Young and three others, still at large, raped a 19-year-old lady at 4p.m. on Nov. 1, on Yetunde Brown Street, Ifako.

“Three young men and a girl forced her to their room at the above-mentioned address, and drugged her. She woke up and found herself naked on the bed with semen on her body.

“The complainant said she doesn’t know two men and the girl but she knows the accused who had approached her for an intimate relationship but she refused.

“According to the complainant, the accused had tried to force her to have sex with him and they were struggling with her clothes which the accused was forcefully removing, before they were interrupted by a knock on the door,” the prosecutor said.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 260, 263, 264, 269, 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The magistrate adjourned the case until Dec. 5.

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