A 64-year-old Emmanuel Abiola and six others were on Thursday remanded in Agodi Prison by an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan for raping a minor.
Abiola , 64, Mohammed Sanni, 35, Eze Ndubuisi, 26, Kabiru Mohammed 25, Sakiru Sokoto, 20, Mohammed Sefiu 21, and Mohammed Bashir19, were arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and rape.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Oluyemi Eyiaromi, alleged that the accused conspired to defile the girl.
Eyiaromi explained that all the accused allegedly have unlawful carnal knowledge of one 13-year old girl (name withheld).
She said that the offence was committed on Nov. 17, at Yanbule Bashorun Ashi area, Ibadan.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that no plea was taken from the accused.
She said that the offence contravened sections 218 and 516 of the Criminal Code CAP. 38, Vol.II, Laws of Oyo State 2000.
Two counsel, Mr Adekunle Rufai and Mr Steven James appeared for five out of the seven accused persons.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Kehinde Durosaro-Tijani, however, ordered that the accused be remanded at the Agodi Prisons and adjourned the case till Jan. 27, for mention.