Court remands twin brothers for raping, posting nude photos of victim on facebook





A Magistrates’ court, sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, Friday remanded twin brothers and one other in correctional center, for gang-raping a lady and posting the nude photos of the victim on facebook. 


The defendants, according to the police are: Olabode Kehinde, Olabode Taye and Bakare Yusuf. 


They were arraigned on six count charges bothering on conspiracy, indecent assault, breach of peace and rape. 


The police prosecutor, Temitope Fatoba, told the court that the defendants had unlawful canal knowledge of one Rukayat Adebayo, and thereby committed an offence contrary to the law. 


The defendants were alleged to have conspired with three others, now at large, to commit the purported crime. 


According to the prosecution, the alleged offences were committed sometimes in March 2021 at 7pm at Oke-Abuja area, Iragbiji in Boripe local government area of Osun state. 


Prosecution further alleged that the defendants attempted to injure the reputation of the victim by posting her naked photographs on social media after taping her, thus exposing her to hatred or ridicule. 


However, the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against them by the police. 


Their counsel, Najite Okobe, urged the court to release them on bail, pending the determination of the matter. 


But, the prosecutor opposed the bail, noting that two other suspect are still at large and granting them bail may jeopardize efforts to arrest other accomplices. 

The Magistrate, A. O, Daramola, thereby ordered the remand of the defendants in Ilesa correctional centre and adjourned the case to August 16, 2021 for trial. 

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