A 19-year-old man, Babatunde Sulaimon, has been remanded in Kirikiri Custodial Centre for allegedly masterminding the gang defilement of a 16-year-old girl. Sulaimon appeared before an Ikorodu Chief Magistrate Court on two-count charge of conspiracy and defilement. The defendant, whose plea was not taken by the court, lives on Ogunde Street, Agric Ikorodu, Lagos. The chief magistrate, Mrs F. A. Azeez, ordered that the defendant be remanded in the custodial centre, while awaiting advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
The prosecutor, Insp. John Iberedim, had earlier told the court that the defendant, had on November 30 at Ajose Area of Owutu, Ikorodu, conspired with five others, now at large to gang defile the 16-year-old girl. He said the girl, who was a sales girl, was returning home from work at 11 p.m. when she was accosted by the defendant and the five others. “They carried her into an uncompleted building and gang defiled her.
“The girl was able to recognise and identify the ring leader as the man who had been disturbing her for a chance to talk to her. “The defendant and his accomplices fled the area after news of their atrocities became public, but the defendant was later apprehended, while the police are still on the lookout for the others. The chief magistrate adjourned the case until March 5, 2020 for the DPP’s advice. (NAN)