Teenager remanded for masterminding rape of 16-year-old girl

A 19-year-old man identified as Babatunde Sulaimon, has been remanded in Kirikiri Custodial Centre for allegedly masterminding the rape of a 16-year-old girl in the Ikorodu area of Lagos.

The man was arraigned before an Ikorodu Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday on two-count charge of conspiracy and defilement, Daily Post reports.

Teenager remanded for masterminding rape of 16-year-old girl

The defendant, whose plea was not taken by the court, lives on Ogunde Street, Agric Ikorodu, Lagos.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs F. A. Azeez, ordered that the defendant be remanded in the custodial centre, while awaiting advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The Prosecutor, Insp. John Iberedim, had earlier told the court that the defendant, had on Nov. 30 at Ajose Area of Owutu, Ikorodu, conspired with five others at large to gang defile the 16-year-old girl.

He said that the girl, who was a sales girl, was returning home from work at 11:00 p.m. when she was accosted by the defendant and the five others.

“They carried her into an uncompleted building and gang defiled her.

“The girl was able to recognise and identify the ring leader as the man who had been disturbing her for a chance to talk to her.

“The defendant and his accomplices fled the area after news of their atrocities became public, but the defendant was later apprehended, while the Police are still on the lookout for others.

The offences contravene Sections 137 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The chief magistrate adjourned the case until March 5, 2020 for the DPP’s advice.

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