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Four convicted over abduction, rape of teenager

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A Magistrates’ court in Ile-Ife, Osun State, on Wednesday convicted four persons over alleged abduction and rape of a 17-year-old girl.

According to NAN, the accused Seyi Akindoyin, 27; Tope Akanni, 20; Abiodun Olayinka, 19, and Seun Odugade, 22, pleaded not guilty to four-count-charge of conspiracy, abduction, intimidation and rape.

It was gathered that the magistrate, Olalekan Ijiyode, denied the oral bail application made by the counsel to the accused, Ola Ibrahim.

Mr. Ijiyode directed the defence counsel to apply for the bail of his clients formally by way of written application.

He therefore, ordered the remand of the accused in Ile-Ife prison pending the hearing of the bail application.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sunday Osanyintuyi, had told the court that the accused committed the offences on Aug. 3, at Ilare Area of Ile-Ife.

Mr. Osanyintuyi said that the accused conspired to commit felony to wit: abduction and threatened the life of their victim.

He added that the accused also unlawfully had carnal knowledge of their 17-year-old victim (name withheld).

The prosecutor said that the offence committed contradicted sections 86, 361, 358 and 516 of the state criminal code.

The case was adjourned until September 6 for mention.


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