by Adeola Balogun
Police in Ogun arrested 2 men suspected of having forceful intercourse with a teenage girl and took them before a court in the state.
Muyideen Jubril, 23, and Lanre Sofela, 22, were arraigned before a state Magistrate Court sitting at the Isabo area of Abeokuta, the state capital.
Both suspects were charged with the offence of rape which they are said to have committed on a 17-year-old girl.
The prosecutor, Inspector Sunday Eigbejiale, told the court that the accused committed the offence on November 8 at Ago Oko in Abeokuta.
He said: “They convinced the girl that they will take her home on their bike. On their way, they blindfolded her with a piece of cloth and raped her.”
The court did not take the pleas of the accused because they did not have legal counsel.
The Magistrate, Mr Matins Akinyemi, however, granted them bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties each and adjourned the case to February 13, 2014.