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

Six Students Granted N6m Bail for Gang-Rape
Six students of Unilag have been granted bail on rape charges by a Lagos Magistrate court.

  According to reports, the said students identified as Simeon Omowole, 18; Randy Chukka, 17; Samuel Oyefara, 18; Peter Adeboyega, 17; Chuka Chukwu, 19; and Peace Nwakanma, 18  who were accused of gang-raping a 17-year-old girl have on Wednesday been granted bail in the sum of N6 million.

The accused , reportedly pleaded not guilty to five-count charges of conspiracy, rape, and sexual harassment.

The prosecutor, Anthonia Osayande, alleged that the accused along with another accomplice who is allegedly still at large conspired and raped a 17-year-old fellow student whose name has been withheld.
Ms. Osayande disclosed that Ms. Nwakanma who is the only female among the accused persons was responsible for luring the victim to the place where she was raped.

According to her, 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"..., she said.

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

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

‎     Based on reports, Mrs. Ipaye-Nwachukwu ordered that 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 14.
The Chief Magistrate also directed that the sureties would provide evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
‎The case was adjourned to May 18 pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions.

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