An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court in Kwara State on Thursday remanded three men: Mutiu Adebola, Gbenga Olusayo and John Samuel, accused of gang raping a 13-year-old girl in a correctional service custody.
The defendants are facing trial on a four-count charge of criminal conspiracy, procuring of minor girl, rape and gross indecency.
The Magistrate, Sade Lawal, who ordered the defendants to be remanded at Oke-kura Correctional Centre, Ilorin, adjourned the case until April 18 for further mention.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the case was reported to the Anti-human Trafficking Unit of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Kwara State Command by the victim’s father, Lawal Olanrewaju, of Airport area, Ilorin.
According to Olanrewaju, the defendants gang-raped the victim in an uncompleted building on February 25 at Airport area of the town.
He said the defendants also took the victim to Spring Hotel and Blue Orange Guest Inn, where they had canal knowledge of her.
Investigation at the NSCDC office revealed that attendants of the said hotels, Adeyemi Sunday and Kasheem Babalola, were also facing trial on the same charge for having knowledge of the said act and not reporting to the police.