A 16-year-old girl has narrated how she was abducted and gang-raped by four men in Maryland, Lagos to the Ikeja Magistrate Court on Tuesday 5th of March.
According to Vanguard, three of the suspects, Toilofari Victor (22), Emmanuel Abdul (24) and Leonard Justice (22) were slammed a three-count charge of conspiracy, defilement and abduction of a minor before the magistrate.
Prosecutor, Inspector D. Raphael said the defendants committed the offence around 10 a.m on the 30th of January 2019 at the Army Cantonment, Maryland, Lagos.
Narrating the incident, the victim said she was abducted while she was running an errand for her aunty.
“I was sent to Mammy Market to buy pepper by my aunty. On my way, I saw two guys that I didn’t know from anywhere. They called me, but I didn’t answer. They came and met me, held my hands and put me in a tricycle,” the victim narrated.
“Immediately, my body changed and I started feeling somehow. Before I could realise what happened, I found myself in a room but I didn’t know the place. All I remembered when I woke up was that I was down on the bed and blood was all over my body. I looked around and saw two guys.
“Later, two other guys came and anytime I got up to go, they would not allow me. Instead, they put something like white powder in my mouth and I fell asleep again. At times, they put tablet inside coke for me to drink.
“So I was very weak and I could not do anything. They were all having sex with me for the four days I spent with them. In the night, they held my hand and we walked for a while before returning me back to the room,” she said.
The magistrate Bola Osunsanmi did not take their plea but ordered their remand in prison pending advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.
The case was adjourned to 8th of April for further hearing.