Six Unilag students charged with gang-rape, get N6 million bail

Six students of the University of Lagos, Unilag, 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.
The accused — Simeon Omowole, 18; Randy Chukka, 17; Samuel Oyefara, 18; Peter Adeboyega, 17; Chuka Chukwu, 19; and Peace Nwakanma, 18 (a female) — pleaded not guilty to a five-count charge bordering on conspiracy, rape and sexual harassment.
The prosecutor, Anthonia Osayande, told the court that the offences were committed sometime in January at High-Rise, University of Lagos.
‎She alleged that that the accused with another man still at large conspired and raped a 17-year-old fellow student (name withheld).
Ms. Osayande said that Ms. Nwakanma, the only female among the accused persons, was the one that lured the girl to where she was raped.
“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