An Ikeja magistrate court has ordered that four men, including a teenager be remanded after they allegedly raped a 15- year-old girl thereby impregnating her. The magistrate, Mrs B.O Osunsanmi, ordered that Stephen Godwin, 33, Henry Obo, 25, Stanley Igen, 33, be remanded in Kirikiri Prison.
Osunsanmi, who did not take the pleas of the defendants, ordered the police to send the case file to the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). She ordered that the fourth defendant, being a teenager, be remanded at the Correctional Homes, Adigbe, Abeokuta, pending advice from the DPP.
The case was adjourned until July 15 for mention. The police prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court that the defendants, all residents of Anifowose, Ikeja, Lagos, committed the offence between 2018 and 2019 at their residence. He said that the defendants defiled the 15-year-old orphan. The girl is pregnant. The doctor confirmed that she is six months pregnant,” the prosecutor said.
Source (Daily Trust, Friday, June 14th, 2019.)