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3 teenagers in court for raping 12-year-old girl in Lagos

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A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ikorodu, Lagos, has ordered three teenagers, who allegedly defiled a 12-year-old girl, to be remanded in correctional custody.

On Thursday, the police charged Segun Gbadebo, 18; Taiye Ishola, 17 and Samuel Adebayo, 17, with two counts of conspiracy and felony to wit defilement.

Chief Magistrate A. F. Azeez, did not take the pleas of the teenagers and ordered the police to return the case file to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), for legal advice.

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Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp. John Iberedem, said the suspect committed the offence on Feb.7, at about 7 p.m. at Ijede junction behind Jaiyesinmi street in Ikorodu, Lagos.

The offence contravened the provisions of sections 411 and 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The case was adjourned until April 2, 2020.

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