Following rape allegations, three men have been remanded at the Kirikiri Correctional Facility.
The three unemployed residents of Oke-Ira, Ogba, Lagos, Jerry Ikechukwu, 28, Bright Umeh, 45, and Patrick Amajuoye, 52, were charged by the police with conspiracy, rape, theft, unlawful possession of stolen property, creating a breach of peace, and receiving stolen property.
The accused were detained in the Kirikiri Correctional Center till September 26 in order to get legal counsel from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions.
Justice M. C. Ayinde of the Ikeja Magistrates’ Court however did not accept the suspects’ plea.
Earlier, Inspector Olusegun Oke, the prosecution’s attorney, informed the court that the suspects allegedly committed the crime on July 12 at 35, Fadunsi St., Oke-Ira.
“Some wraps of cannabis and different sim cards were found in their possession,” he said.
The prosecutor said that 52 different brands of android phones were also recovered from them.
The offence, he said, contravenes the provisions of sections 133, 166, 239, 265, 287, 328, 329 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.