Three suspects have been arrested by the police in Lagos after ten men allegedly abducted and gang-raped a 27-year old woman in a hotel at Satellite Town, Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria.
They have been charged before Apapa Magistrate’s court for sexual assault and rape under section 409 of the criminal code.
The suspects, Laide Sulemon, 26, Ayomide Simpa, 25, and Aina Sampson, 24, along with seven others now at large were alleged to have forcefully had sex with the victim (name withheld) in turns.
They allegedly tore her clothes and pant and debased her by inserting their fingers into her private part before they raped her.
She sustained serious injury in her private part as a result of the rape and was rushed to a hospital where she is being treated.
The incident happened at Club 21, Ijegun, Satillite Town, Lagos.
According to the victim, she had a date with her boyfriend at the club. She went ahead of him and on getting to the hotel some men accosted her and abducted her and took her to unknown place where they raped her in turns.
She said they tore her pant and forcefully had sex with her one after the other before she was rescued by members of the O’dua Peoples Congress, OPC, in area.
She said three suspects were arrested by OPC and handed over to the police in the area, while the rest escaped.
The three men were charged to court while the police are still looking for the other accomplices. They pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, O. I. Adelaja, granted them bail in the sum of N300,000 with two sureties in like sum.
(For a woman to suffer rape from a single man is cruel, for her to get gang-raped by 10 different men at the same time is just a terrible disaster to bear, such that will last till the end of her life.)The matter has been adjourned till 23 April 2012, while they were remanded in prison custody at Kirikiri pending when they meet the bail conditions.