Students  remanded over rape, armed robbery and cultism

Students  remanded over rape, armed robbery and cultism

By Kayode Olabanji
Three students of the Ondo State College of Health Technology, Akure, were yesterday remanded at Olokuta prison custody by an Akure Chief Magistrate court sitting at Oke-Eda, over alleged armed robbery, rape and as a members of Aye secret cult confraternity.

The accused  are, Charles Eyitayo, 22, Damilola Adeboboye, 20, and Michael Blessing.

The trio were brought before Magistrate, Mrs Charity Adeyanju, on eight count-charge of conspiracy, rape, armed robbery and cultism.

According to the charge, the accused persons were said to have committed the offence between July 21 – 24, 2019, at night time, at Barrister’s Lodge , opposite School of Health Technology, Oda, road Akure.

They were alleged to have raped two 17 -year-old, students, (names withheld) one from School of Health Technology, Akure and the other from Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA.

They were also alleged, while armed with gun, axe, Iron and other offensive weapons, attacked and robbed the following persons of their belongings, Olayinka Israel, Adebowale Oladele, and Adedayo Folusho.

The property stolen are, 2 iPad phones, cash sum of N10, 000, N7, 000, 2 Tecno handsets and Hp laptop worth  N150, 000.

While Eyitayo and Blessing, were also alleged of   attempting to rape one Oladele Damilola, (f) and the duo were also found to be members of Aye secret cult confraternity.

The alleged offence was said to be contrary to section 357, 359 and punishable under section 6(a) & (b), 2(1) a, b, section 1,2, a & b of the robbery and firearms (special provision) Act Cap R11 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, also the Criminal Code Cap 37, Volume 1 , Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006 and punishable under section 1(1) of the Cultism, Secret cult and Similar Activities(Prohibition) Cap 39, Volume 2, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.

Their Plea was not taken.

The prosecutor, Sergeant, Suleiman Abdullateef, moved a motion on notice for the remand of the defendants in prison custody pending a legal advice for the Director of Public Prosecution.

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