Three rape suspects remanded


Three students of the Ondo State College of Health Technology, Akure, who allegedly raped a female student of the institution, on Monday appeared at a Magistrates’ Court in Akure.

The suspects, Adeboboye Damilola, Blessing Michael and Eyitayo Charles were arraigned by the police following their alleged involvement in the rape of the victim from the Environmental Health Technician department.

The accused, who allegedly committed the crime last month at “Barristers Lodge,” Olofinlade Layout, Oda Road, Akure were arraigned on an eight-count charge, which borders on armed robbery, rape, cultism and illegal possession of firearms.

The suspects were also alleged to have before the incident, raped a student of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) and attempted to forcefully have carnal knowledge of another woman, Miss Oladele Damilola.

Besides, the defendants were alleged to have robbed Israel Segun and Adedayo Foluso of their money, phones and laptops at gunpoint.

Police prosecutor Mr. Abdulateef Suleiman, who sought the remand of the accused in prison custody, was countered by counsel to the second defendant as well as counsel to the first and third defendants, Messrs. Banjo Ayelakin and Olutoye Adeyanju, as they argued that they were served with the application a few hours before the court proceeding.

They prayed the court to adjourn the case to enable them study the application properly.

Ruling, Magistrate Mrs. Victoria Bob-Manuel admitted the prayer of the counsel and ordered the remand of the accused in police custody

She adjourned the case till September 5.