Court remands man, 21, over alleged gang-rape of 17-year-old girl in Lagos

 A Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, has remanded a 21--old man, Toheeb Bakare, in Ikoyi Correctional Center for allegedly gang-raping a 17--old girl.

Magistrate, Mrs M. I. Dan-Oni, who gave ruling, denied accused bail even after he pleaded not guilty to the charge.


magistrate directed prosecutor to duplicate case file and forward a copy to the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.

accused, who resides in Surulere Area of Lagos, is being tried on a four-count charge of conspiracy, rape, and abduction.

Earlier, Police Prosecutor, Insp. Courage Ekhueorohan said that accused and six others now at large, committed offences on July 11.

Ekhueorohan alleged that Bakare recently identified 17--old as one of seven men who accosted and gang-raped her at Omoniyi St., Itire, Surulere.

offences, contravened Sections 137, 144, 172 and 411 of Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

Dan-Oni, adjourned case until August 24 for DPP’s advice. (NAN)