A 24-year old woman (name withheld) has allegedly been raped by four friends in Olodi Apapa, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.
The incident happened at 170, Muyibi Street, Olodi Apapa.
One of the suspects, 28-year old Suleman Abubakar, has been arrested and charged before Apapa Magistrate’s court, Lagos with rape.
Three of his friends and accomplices are still on the run.
The suspects allegedly ambushed her on her way back home in the the evening and forced her at gunpoint to follow them.
They allegedly tore her pant and raped her in turns.
When she attempted to resist, they beat her and tied her mouth with cloth and threatened to kill her if she raised any alarm.
After the act, they allowed her to go and warned her not to tell anyone or report to the police, otherwise they will kill her.
But the traumatized lady went to the police station and reported what happened.
The police laid an ambush for the suspects and arrested Abubakar, while his other accomplices fled and since then they have been on the run.
Abubakar was interrogated and later charged to court under the Criminal Code of having unlawful carnal knowledge of the victim.
When the charge was read to him, he pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs O.I. Adelaja granted him bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The defendant was remanded in prison custody at Kirikiri pending when he will perfect his bail condition. The matter was adjourned till 17 May, 2013.