Four men have been arraigned before Magistrate Demi Ajayi of Ikeja Magistarte’s Court, Lagos, for allegedly harassing a prostitute, Jennifer Uche.
Uche told the court that on the date, she met one of the suspects in a club. He solicited for sex with her for N5,000 per night.
However, when Uche got to the defendant’s place at Abubakar Street, about six other males came out of hiding and forcibly had sex with her.
She said she lost consciousness after the ordeal and when she regained consciousness, the suspects paid her N800.
Uche said she subsequently “walked unsteadily to the nearest police station” and reported the incident.
The two-count read, “That you, Solomon Obaniro, 28; Adebayo Fagbemi, 25; Soliu Obalowu, 27; and Oluwatosin Akomolafe, 22, and others at large on the 13th April, 2013, at about 3:00 am at No. 28, Sule Abubakar Street, Opebi, Ikeja did sexually harass one Jennifer Uche, aged about 27 years; and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 262 of Lagos Criminal Law of Lagos State.”
The suspects were also charged for conspiring among themselves “to commit felony to with: sexual harassment, and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 409 of Criminal Law of Lagos State.”
They, however, pleaded not guilty.
Police prosecutor, Barth Nwaokoye, argued that the suspects be remanded in custody.
Ajayi, however, set bail at N300,000 each with two sureties in like sum. The case was adjourned till June 17, 2013.