21-Year-Old woman gang-raped by 5 men on her way to work in Lagos
A 21-year old lady (name withheld) has been hospitalised after she was gang-raped by five men on her way to work.
The incident happened at Irawo area of Owode Onirin in Ikorodu, Lagos.
P.M.EXPRESS gathered that the victim suffered her fate while going to work as early as 5.30am to beat traffic on that day.
While she was heading to the bus terminal, she was suddenly attacked by the suspects who took her to an open corner, forced to remove her pant and was raped in turns without any protection from anywhere.
The correspondent learnt that after the dastardly act, she was allowed to go and the suspects disappeared.
The victim returned home to inform her parents of what happened.
The matter was reported to the police who took the victim to the scene and she was able to identify one of the suspects.
The suspect, a 21-year old Mathew Odunayo was arrested and charged before Ogba Magistrates court for sexual assault and unlawful penetration with others now at large under the Criminal Code.
He pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Mr Isiaku Babaji reminded the court that the offence the defendant committed was a serious crime and urged the court to consider a stringent bail that will not enable him to escape in the interest of justice.
The presiding Magistrate, Mr J.A. Abegun granted him bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Odunayo was remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail condition.
The matter was adjourned till 19 May 2017.