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5 Secondary School Students Arraign For Sexual Assault

The office of Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) Lagos, Thursday, arraigned five students of Ireti Grammar School, Falomo, Ikoyi, before an Igbosere Chief Magistate's Court, on charges bordering on conspiracy, unlawful Assembly, and sexual assault on one of their female counterpart.

The students arraigned before the court are two 17 and three 16 years old boys.

Though, thier arraignment was closed to the public, but a sourt from the DPP's office said were arraigned on four counts charge bordering on conspiracy, unlawful assembly, gross indecency by forcing themselves on a female student and unlawfully and wilfully damaging her school skirt valued at N1,150.

The five students' actions according to te prosecutor, Mr. Olaitan Soetan, are contrary to and punishable under Sections 35, 44(1) &(4), 134 and 412 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

All the five students pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Upon their plea of not guilty, Magistrate Adekomaya admitted them to bail in the sum ogN500,000 bail with two sureties in the like sum, who must also be civil servants.

The sureties, Magistate Adekomaiya further ordered must show evidence of three years tax, and have their addresses verified.

The nagistrate also the prosecutor to forward the case file to the DPP's office for advice, and adjourned the matter till June 14.


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