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Three students of the Ondo College of Health Technology, Akure, who allegedly gang-raped a female undergraduate (name withheld) of the institution were on Monday arraigned before a magistrate court, sitting in Akure, the state capital.
The accused persons, Adeboboye Damilola, Blessing Michael and Eyitayo Charles, were all brought before the court by the police on an eight-count charge, which boderded on armed robbery, rape, illegal possession of firearms and cultism.
Recall that PULZE NAIJA had reported how the victim (name withheld), a student at the Environmental Health Technician Department of the government-owned college was gang-raped at “Barristers Lodge,” Olofinlade Layout, Oda Road, Akure by the trio.
Meanwhile, the three suspects were also alleged to have before the incident, raped a student of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA and as well attempted to forcefully have carnal knowledge of another lady identified as Miss Oladele Damilola.
Also, the defendants were alleged to have robbed one Israel Segun and Adedayo Foluso of the money, handsets, and laptops at gunpoint.
The police prosecutor, Mr. Abdulateef Suleiman, who seek for the remand of the accused persons in prison custody, was countered by counsel to the second defendant as well as counsel to the first and third defendants, Mr. Banjo Ayelakin and Mr. Olutoye Adeyanju as they argued that they were served with the application few hours before the court proceeding.
They, however, prayed the court to adjourn the case to enable them to study the application properly.
In her ruling, the magistrate, Mrs. Victoria Bob-Manuel admitted the prayer of the counsels and ordered for the remand of the accused persons in police custody.
Magistrate Bob-Manuel subsequently adjourned the case to September 5, 2019.
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