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19-Year-old raped by Facebook friends

by O. S David



Two teenagers, identified as Victor Ibeh and Tony Ezelioha, were on Monday, arraigned before an Ikeja magistrates court for allegedly raping of 19- year-old girl.

The two suspects who both reside in Ayobo near Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos State, were tried on a three-count charge bordering on assault and rape.

Ibeh is said to be 18 years of age while Ezelioha is 19 years old.

According to the prosecutor, Sgt. Joseph Ajebe, who told The accused committed the offence on March 27, at about 3.00 p.m. at No. 12A,  Fadairo St., Ayobo.

He said The complainant (names withheld) and Ibeh had been friends on Facebook for two years, so he decided to invite her to pay him a visit.

Ajebe alleged that when the She got to the accused house and realized what he and his accomplice wanted to do, she ran out but the accused dragged her inside and raped her.

“The accused raped her several times through the anus and later dumped her in the street when they were through.”

“They were later arrested by the police after the complainant had identified them.”

According to him, the offences contravened Sections 137, 259 and 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

However, Magistrate Alexander Komolafe, in his ruling granted the accused bail in the sum of N450,000 each with two sureties as part of their bail conditions.

Komolafe said one of the sureties must be a religious leader in Lagos State, while the other surety should own a property within the court’s jurisdiction.

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He also added that the sureties must also show evidence of three years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government (LASG).

Meanwhile, the case has been adjourned till May 17, 2017.

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