17yrs Old Unilag Fresher Narrates How She Was Gang Raped By 8 Students And Blackmailed With Video Recording


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A scholar of the University of Lagos (Unilag) on Tuesday advised an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court that she was allegedly gang-raped by eight fellow college students and blackmailed with a video recording of the assault.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) studies that Miss Z (title withheld) a 19-year-old scholar of the establishment made the revelation whereas giving proof in the course of the trial of 5 college students over the alleged crimes.

The college students are -Moboluwaji Omowole, 19, Chuka Chukwu, 19, Peace Nwankama, 19, James Aguedu, 20 and Osemeka Josephine, 20.

They face a three-count cost of defilement of a kid, allowing the defilement of a kid in a premises and procuration.

Other college students who’re alleged by authorities to be accomplices to the alleged crimes are nonetheless at giant.

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Miss Z who was 17-years-old on the time of the alleged gang rape was led in proof by Mrs Ok.A Momoh-Ayokambi, the lead state prosecutor.

In a prolonged testimony which lasted for two hours and 10 minutes, she gave an specific account of her ordeal.

Narrating the occasions that led to the alleged gang rape, she advised the court that she turned associates with Nwankaba (the third defendant) who was her roommate when she moved into college hostel on the 2016/2017 educational session.

She alleged that Nwankaba, her buddy and roommate lured her to be gang raped.

“I had three roommates which included Peace Nwankaba, in the course of the course of being within the room, Peace and I turned associates, she even launched me to her dad and mom on our matriculation day between Jan. 13 to 17 2017.

“One day within the early afternoon round 12pm, Peace referred to as me on the telephone and requested if I used to be round and requested if I wished to hold with one other boy referred to as Yinka (now at giant) at High Rise which is a workers quarters hostel at Unilag.

“At the time I didn’t know what High Rise was, I advised her and he or she mentioned it was a hostel the place people keep.

“I advised her I used to be unsure that I’ll give it some thought, she lower the decision and referred to as me once more inside the area of 5 minutes however this time it was Yinka who was speaking to me.

“He advised me it was purported to be a hang around and Peace might be there, at that time I agreed and since I didn’t know the place High Rise was Yinka and Peace advised me to satisfy them at Jaja Hall, a male hostel at Unilag.

“When I got there I only met Yinka with James (fourth defendant). When I saw Yinka I asked of Peace and he said she is at High Rise.”

She mentioned when she obtained to High Rise, she was led to a small constructing behind High Rise the place she met Seriki (now at giant) and a bunch of boys however was assured by Yinka that Peace will come to the premises.

Miss Z mentioned: “James led me up a flight of stairs and we obtained right into a room, there have been boys outdoors the hall as a result of a few of the boys who have been downstairs had come upstairs.

“I entered the room with Seriki qms James however Yinka stayed outdoors, after I entered the room I met two boys and a woman the boys are- Emmanuel (at giant), I can not keep in mind the title of the second boy and Josephine (the fifth defendant).

“When James and Seriki entered the room, Josephine and the 2 boys left and at this level it was clear to me that Peace was not in High Rise.

“Yinka then requested me to have intercourse with him, I mentioned no however he continued forcefully persisting and eradicating my garments at this level, two different people who have been trying into the room entered the room and held me down whereas Yinka had forceful intercourse with me.

“In no particular order, the following took their turns – Daniel, James, Yinka, Bolu (first defendant), Seriki, Emmanuel and two other people who I don’t know their name. They were eight men.”

Miss Z mentioned that she that following the alleged gang rape, she was subjected to additional sexual assault by the a few of defendants and their accomplices.

“After they did that all of them got here into the room together with Josephine and so they began taking part in music, 4 people held me down and have been touching me throughout whereas Josephine was both kissing one in all then dancing with one in all them.

“At some extent Josephine requested of she may kiss me whereas I used to be attempting to combat off the people round. I used to be pondering of leaving however I used to be outnumbered and I didn’t know if these downstairs have been a part of them.

“Eventually Josephine kissed me and so they made feedback like its not that dangerous and so on. When they have been molesting me, there was a man who was sitting down and video recording all that was occurring on a telephone.

“My first intuition was to get the telephone from him however I assumed I used to be outnumbered. At some extent once they have been leaving, they led me outdoors the constructing and so they advised me they’d a video of what occurred.

“They said if I don’t want to be popular in school, I have to answer them anytime they wanted to have sex. They collected my number and shared it among themselves,” she mentioned.

Miss Z mentioned she didn’t know deal with the state of affairs and stored every thing that occurred to herself as a result of she was scared she’s going to get into a whole lot of bother due to the video and that her father might be very indignant.

She mentioned felt victimised and in bondage and that she gave Nwankaba her roommate the good thing about doubt pondering that she was unaware of what occurred to her.

“I was still talking to Peace as I assumed she did not know what happened, I trusted her, she introduced me to her parents during matriculation and we were in the same room,” she mentioned.

Miss Z advised the court {that a} week or two after the alleged incident she was on greater than two events subjected to extra gang rape and sexaul assault by the members of the group who now included Simi, Randy, Idowu and Eddy (who’re all at giant).

She alleged that a few of the assault and defilement occurred at Chukwu’s (second defendants) dad and mom home Pako space of Yaba.

Miss Z advised the court that so as to add to her ordeal, rumours in regards to the video tape started to make rounds within the college premises.

“I began listening to tales and the narrative was as if I wished it, Henry a buddy of Peace advised me that I used to be fashionable at Jaja Hall and that there was a video and I wished to get away from it.

“I had a buddy (title withheld) who we each belonged to the a company in class, he preferred me and he’s the kind to search out out about everybody he likes when he heard in regards to the story and video he requested questions.

“Unknown to me, he reported to the varsity authorities and on Mar. 1, 2017, he advised me to observe him to Ecobank to withdraw cash however unknown to me, he wished me to see the varsity counselor.

“The college counselor beckoned to me, I noticed my biodata in her fingers, she requested me to observe her and at this level I knew who she was.

“I thought I was going to be expelled, she pulled out a form and asked me to state what happened and I told her everything, she told me the school was behind my back and she said they will be caught, ” Miss Z mentioned.

She mentioned the counselor requested her to lure Omowole (first defendant) to a spot inside the college premises the place he was arrested, taken to the workplace of the Dean Student Affairs the place he supplied the names of the remainder of his alleged accomplices.

The scholar mentioned she was admitted on the Unilag Medical Center for 3 days the place the dad and mom of arrested college students tried soliciting her to not doing something in regards to the case.

“From the Medical Center, I went residence and stayed for 3 weeks, throughout that point their dad and mom have been attempting to bribe my household with between N3million to N5million.

“My family declined as my mother and brothers were very supportive,” she mentioned.
Miss Z mentioned when she returned to highschool, the story was within the information and he or she was being harassed consequently.

“A journalist posted the story in Newspoint and Linda Ikeji weblog and one of many defendants created a faux account revealing my id.

“My picture was additionally taken by a few of Chukwu (second defendant) and one Eddy (at giant) within the college premises.

“The people who raped and defiled me are in the same clique, they went to the same secondary school called ISL, I don’t know the full name of the secondary school, ”
she mentioned.

Justice Sururat Soladoye adjourned the case till March 18 for cross-examination of Miss Z. (NAN)


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