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2 NEIGHBOURS IN POLICE NET OVER GANG R*PE OF GIRL, 12

The suspects who were arrested by the police were said to have lured the girl between 2020 and 2021, engaged her in a sex romp when she was 10 and continued till she became 12 but warned her not to tell anyone what was happening.

However, when she could not bear it, she opened up and revealed how she was molested, abused, and raped by the suspects for those years.

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The matter was reported to the Police and the suspects were arrested and later transferred to the SCID, Yaba, Lagos, for further investigation.

After thorough investigation, the Police found them culpable and subsequently charged them before the Ebute Metta Magistrates Court for the alleged offence.

When they were arraigned however, the Court did not take their plea after the prosecutor, Mr. Olatunde Kehinde, asked the Court to refer the matter to the DPP for advice.

The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. O. O. Ekundayo, ordered their remand in correctional centre pending the outcome of the DPP’s advice and directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send it to DPP.

The matter was adjourned till 27th February, 2022, for the report of the DPP to be ready, which will determine if the matter will be transferred to the High Court or not over jurisdiction.

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