An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday remanded three accused persons- Biola Akinwande, 18, Ayoola Awodile, 25, and Sodiq Oyedele, 19, docked for allegedly raping a-17-year-old girl. The prosecutor, Cpl. Ronke Badmus, told the court that the accused persons committed the offence on Nov. 22 around 2:00 p.m. at No. 29, Oke-Atan st. Ile-Ife.
Badmus stated that the accused persons conspired to commit the offence. The prosecutor added that they unlawfully had canal knowledge of the girl by using toy gun and cutlasses to threaten her. According to Badmus, the offence was contrary to Section 357 and punishable under Sections 86 and 516 (1), (2) of the Criminal Code Cap 34, Vol. 11 Laws of Osun, 2003.
The accused persons denied committing the offence. Their counsel, Mr Alaba Awoseemo, pleaded for their bail in most liberal terms. Awoseemo added that the mother of the complainant was not interested in prosecuting the case.
The prosecutor, however, objected to the bail application of the accused persons.
Magistrate Risikat Olayemi, ordered the defence counsel to file the written application for the bail of the accused persons. The magistrate ordered the remanded of the accused persons in prison custody, and adjourned the case till Dec. 28 for hearing.