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According to P. M Express, the incident happened at Essumie Street, White house in Okokomaiko area of Lagos where the suspects and the victim’s parents reside.
The three women were shocked over the allegation, but unknown to them serious trouble was still awaiting their husbands over the matter.
P. M. Express reports that the girl’s revelation threw up serious crisis in the neighborhood as the parents of the victim alleged that victim was s*xually molested because of her age and reported the matter to the police.
The three suspects, Ignatius Obasi, 43, James Emezulu, 32 and 30-year old Kelechi Nwanochie were arrested and charged before a Lagos court for defilement and remanded in prison custody.
P. M. Express reports that the suspects actually slept with the victim at different times and places without any of them knowing until she revealed the secret. It was also gathered that the suspects did not forcefully obtain s*x from the victim but they enticed her with gift items.
However, police sources said what actually landed the suspects into trouble was the age of the victim. They stated that any sexual contact with an underaged girl below 18 is regarded as statutory rape and is punishable under the law.
The police source said that the suspects were liable and may be handed long prison terms for the offence if they were found guilty as charged.
However, when they were arraigned before Ikeja Magistrates court, they pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs. B.O. Osunsanmi granted them bail in the sum of N400,000 with two sureties in like sum.
They were remanded in prison custody pending when they will perfect their bail conditions.
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