7 remanded in Court for allegedly gang raping minor to death

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Seven men who allegedly gang-raped a minor to death was on Friday remanded in Ikoyi Custodial Centre by a Chief Magistrate Court in Ebute Meta, Lagos.

The police charged Ajom Tabi, 37; Omobolanle Olowookere, 41; Aliu Bilyamin, 24; Emmanuel Okon, 24; Bolarinwa Olamilekan, 24; Badmus Abdulateef, 20; Azeez Quadri, 22; and Sunday Odunayo, 22 with three counts of rape, murder and defilement.

Chief Magistrate O.G. Oghre, did not take the plea of the suspects pending legal advice.

She ordered the police to return the case file to the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions, DPP.

Oghre admitted Olowookere (the second suspect) to bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties each in like sum after her counsel, Spurgeon Ataene, told the court of her non- involvement in the case.

Earlier, Insp. Kehinde Olatunde told the court that the suspects committed the offence on September 29, at number 4, Olanrewaju Street., Ejigbo, Lagos.

The magistrate however, adjourned the case until November 18, pending legal advice.

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