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14-year-old gang-raped by two teenage boys

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Two teenagers were on Wednesday remanded in prison by Ado-Ekiti chief magistrate court over alleged gang rape of a 14-year-old.

The suspects, Olajire Ayomide, 18, and Tope Owoeye, 19, raped the teenager after she refused to have sex with them.

The Prosecutor, Johnson Okuade, told the court that the accused committed the offence on February 8 at Afao Street, Ikere-Ekiti.

He said “The accused on the said date unlawfully gang raped a 14-year-old girl, leading to her admission in the hospital.

“They carried out the act after they had approached the girl and she refused their proposal.

“They later accosted her at a river side and raped her.”

According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened section 516(31) of the Child Rights Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

He said he had duplicated the case file and sent it to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice.

The plea of the accused was also not taken as their counsel, Emmanuel Sumonu, sought for a short adjournment pending the issuance of legal advice from the DPP.

The Chief Magistrate, Aderopo Adegboye, in a ruling ordered that the accused be remanded in prison until the outcome of the DPP’s legal advice.

He adjourned the case till Friday for hearing.

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