A Kwara State Magistrate Court sitting in Ilorin has ordered the remand of three young men in the Correctional Centre at Oke-Kura in Ilorin for their alleged involvement in the raping of an 18 years old girl in the Kwara state capital.
The defendants, identified as Boluwatife Oluyemi, aged 23; Samuel David, aged 23; and Kudus Waheed, aged 18 were arraigned before Magistrate Adam Mohammed for a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and rape contrary to sections 97 and 283 of penal code law.
NigeriaCrime.com learned that the incident happened while the victim (names withheld) was on her way to visit her friend, Saidat, when a tricycle driver later identified as Oluyemi stopped her to enter his tricycle but she declined.
While Oluyemi the tricycle driver, was trying to force the victim to enter the tricycle, other defendants, David and Waheed came around to join him to force the victim into the tricycle and zoomed off thereafter.
It was further learned that the defendants forced the victim to take some tablets which made her sleep off after which she woke up much later, experiencing some pains in her private part and stomach ache.
During the police investigation, it was discovered that she could not ascertain who among them had sexual intercourse with her due to her unconsciousness but a medical report obtained from the Police training school clinic Ilorin revealed that there is clinical evidence of sexual abuse but vaginal coitus could not be ascertained.
In his judgement, Magistrate Adam Mohammed ordered the defendants to be remanded at the federal correctional centre and also adjourned the matter till the 18th of October for further mention.