6 Students Of UNILAG Gang Rape 17-Year-Old Fellow Student

6 Students Of UNILAG Gang Rape 17-Year-Old Fellow Student

Six students of the University of Lagos, who allegedly gang-raped a
17-year-old female colleague, were on Wednesday granted reprieve by a
Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

They were released on a N6 million bail.

accused are: Simeon Omowole, 18; Randy Chukka, 17; Samuel Oyefara, 18;
Peter Adeboyega, 17; Chuka Chukwu, 19; and Peace Nwakanma, 18 (a

They pleaded not guilty to a five-count charge bordering on conspiracy, rape and sexual harassment.

prosecutor, Anthonia Osayande, told the court that the offences were
committed sometime in January at High-Rise, University of Lagos.

Osayande alleged that the accused persons with another man still at large conspired and raped a 17-year-old fellow student.

Osayande said that Nwakanma, the only female among the accused persons, was the one that lured the girl to where she was raped.

She said: “The six students sexually harassed the girl with video clips in order to intimidate her.

“They all had sexual intercourse with the 17-year-old without her consent.”

The offences contravened Sections 137, 140, 260 (2), 264 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 (revised).

Chief Magistrate, A. Ipaye-Nwachukwu, granted the accused bail in the
sum of N500,000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

said one of the sureties must be a blood relation of the accused, while
the second surety should be a civil servant of not less than Grade Level

She also directed the sureties to provide an evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The magistrate adjourned the case to May 18 pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions.