UNILAG Student Granted N 500,000 Bail For Alleged Rápe Of 17- Year- Old Girl

An undergraduate of the University of
Lagos (Unilag), Ugochukwu Daniel, who
allegedly gang-raped a 17-year-old girl
was on Thursday granted bail in sum of
N500,000 by Surulere Chief Magistrates’
Court in Lagos.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Anthonia Osayande,
told the court that the act was committed
sometime in January at High-Rise Quarters,
University of Lagos.
She alleged that the accused with others at
large conspired and raped a 17-year-old
girl (name withheld).
“Daniel sexually harassed the girl with video
clips in order to intimidate her.
“The accused had sexual intercourse with
the 17-year-old girl without her consent,’’
she alleged.
According to him, the offences contravened
sections 137, 260 (2), 264 and 411 of the
Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.
The suspect, however, pleaded not guilty to
the three-count charge of conspiracy, rape
and sexual harassment preferred against
him.
In ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Mrs A.
Ipaye-Nwachukwu, granted the accused bail
in the sum of N500,000 and two sureties in
like sum.
Ipaye-Nwachukwu said one of the two
sureties must be a blood relation of the
accused, while the second surety should be
a civil servant of not less than Grade Level
14.
She also directed that the sureties should
produce evidence of tax payment to the
Lagos State Government.
She said the case file should be duplicated
and a copy sent to the State Director of
Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.
The case was adjourned till May 18 for
further hearing.

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