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‘I was drugged, raped for refusing suspect’s love overtures’

A survivor of sexual assault has alleged that she was drugged and raped after she had refused the love overtures of one of the four people who attacked her.

The suspect, 28-year-old Sunday Young, and three others currently at large, reportedly carried out the act on November 1.

An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday remanded Young, who allegedly conspired with three others to rape a teenager.

Young, who resides on Dele Akingboye Street, Ifako, Gbagada, Lagos, was arraigned on five counts of conspiracy, rape, sexual harassment, sexual assault and abduction.

The Magistrate, Mrs. E. Kubeinje, ordered that Young be kept in prison custody pending the advice of the state Directorate of Public Prosecutions, as the court could not take the accused’s plea.

She adjourned the case until December 5 for the advice.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Inspector Lucky Ihiehie, said that Young — and three others still at large — raped a 19-year-old lady at 4p.m. on November 1, on Yetunde Brown Street, Ifako.

He said that the victim reported the crimes with tears at the Ifako Police Station.

“Three young men and a girl forced her to their room at the above-mentioned address, and drugged her. She woke up and found herself naked on the bed with semen on her body.

“The complainant said she didn’t know the two other men and the girl, but she knows the accused who had approached her for an intimate relationship but she had refused.

“According to the complainant, the accused had tried to force her to have sex with him and they were struggling with her clothes, which the accused was forcefully removing, before they were interrupted by a knock on the door,’’ the prosecutor said.

He said that the offences contravened sections 260, 263, 264, 269, 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.



About Lanre Oyetade

A multiple award winner in Economics and business journalism, Lanre Oyetade has served close to two decades in the media industry, spanning different notable stables, where he is privileged to have risen to the position of a title editor. A masters degree holder in Economics from the University of Lagos and doctoral student at the Babcock University, he is a winner of the prestigious NMMA Capital Market Award for two consecutive years (2004 & 2005), and was also a nominee for the body’s banking and finance and money market awards for two years. In 2013, he also won the Most Outstanding Business-Reporting Title Editor award of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). A minister in the LORDS’s vineyard, he has been an inspirational speaker and resource person at many corporate and religious fora since early 2004, and has so far authored three books on the capital market; on personal effectiveness, and on personal finance, in 2008 and 2014, respectively.