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Court remands 2 friends for allegedly gang raping a 21-year–old woman

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Court remands 2 friends for allegedly gang raping a 21-year–old woman

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered that two friends,  Samson Shittu, 25, and Ramoni Animashaun, 24, who allegedly raped a 21-year-old woman, be remanded in Kirikiri Prison.


The Chief Magistrate, P.E. Nwaka, did not take the plea of the defendants.

Nwaka ordered that the case file be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.

He adjourned the case until June 13 for mention.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Shittu, a vulcaniser, lives at No. 26, Oluyeye St., Mafoluku, Oshodi, while Animashaun lives at No.7, Osundeyi St., Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Christopher John, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on April 26, at Osundeyi St., Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos.

John said that the defendants and others, at large, conspired and unlawfully gang-raped a 21-year-old woman.

He said the offence contravened the provisions of  sections 411, 260 and 2616 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Vivian Ibobo: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a media subscriber of the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]nnn.com.ng

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