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By Nike Adekunle –
Eyeonthenews.com has gathered that a 12 year-old girl (name withheld), who should be in her first year in the secondary school was unlawfully abducted by two men; Victor Eyo and Joseph Peter, who defiled her and also had forceful sexual intercourse with her for three days.
Following their indescent act, an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 16 February, 2017, in Lagos slammed a N500,000 bail each on the two unemployed men, Victor Eyo and Joseph Peter, for allegedly abducting and defiling the 12 year-old girl for three days.
The Magistrate, Mr T. A Elias, ordered the accused to produce two sureties each in like sum, and adjourned the case till March 13 for mention.
Eyo, 21 and Peter, 20 who are residents of Agege Area of Lagos State had pleaded not guilty to a three-count charge of conspiracy, abduction and defilement.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Rapheal Donny, told the court that the accused committed the offences on February 1 to February 3 at their residence.
He said that the accused who were roommate unlawfully abducted a 12-year-old girl and were having carnal knowledge of her without her consent. The accused unlawfully detained the victim with intent to have sexual intercourse with her,” he said.
Donny said that the victim was sent on errand by her parent when the accused dragged her and locked her inside their room.
“The accused abducted the victim for three days and was having carnal knowledge of her. The victim’s parents searched everywhere for their daughter and also reported the disappearance to the police,” he said.
The prosecutor said that on the third day of the victim disappearance, her parent got information from an informant that their girl was in the accused’s room.
“An accused’s neighbour told the victim’s parent that the accused kept their daughter in their room. The victim’s parent went to the accused’s house and found their daughter after breaking the door to gain access into the room. They reported to the Police and the accused were arrested,” he said.
According to the prosecutor, the victim said that the accused raped her in turns on daily basis.
“She said that the accused sucked her vagina and breasts. And that they also inserted their manhood into her vagina and anus. The victim said that the accused beat her whenever they wanted to have canal knowledge of her if she refused to comply.
“After beating, they always bring out knives threatening to stab her to death and for fear of unknown she surrendered,” he said.
The first accused, Peter, said that the victim was his girlfriend that he usually give her money but she always refused to come to his house whenever he invited her so he had to abduct her.
The prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 137, 141 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Section 137 prescribes life imprisonment as penalty for defilement.