2 church goers gang-rape teenage girl during fellowship


Sexual Violence

Two friends — Samuel Oriko and Joseph Bassey — who allegedly lured a teenage girl to the back of a church during fellowship and gang-raped her, were on Friday hauled up before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The accused — Oriko, 25, and Bassey, 30 — both unemployed, reside in Ogba in Ikeja area of Lagos.

The duo is being tried for conspiracy and gang rape.

The accused, according to the Prosecutor, Sgt. Raphael Donny, committed the offences on May 23 at the back of Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Ogba.

Donny said the accused lured the girl to the back of the church while prayer was going on and raped her.

He said the two accused and the 13-year-old girl are members of the congregation.

“The accused covered the girl’s mouth so that she will not shout and took turns to rape her.

“The girl wept profusely and reported the incident to her mother, who…

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