An undergraduate of the University of Lagos (Unilag), Ugochukwu Daniel, who allegedly gang-raped a 17-year-old girl was on Thursday granted bail in sum of N500,000 by Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Anthonia Osayande, told the court that the act was committed sometime in January at High-Rise Quarters, University of Lagos.
She alleged that the accused with others at large conspired and raped a 17-year-old girl (name withheld).
“Daniel sexually harassed the girl with video clips in order to intimidate her.
“The accused had sexual intercourse with the 17-year-old girl without her consent,’’ she alleged.
According to him, the offences contravened sections 137, 260 (2), 264 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.
The suspect, however, pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge of conspiracy, rape and sexual harassment preferred against him.
In ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Mrs A. Ipaye-Nwachukwu, granted the accused bail in the sum of N500,000 and two sureties in like sum.
Ipaye-Nwachukwu said one of the two sureties must be a blood relation of the accused, while the second surety should be a civil servant of not less than Grade Level 14.
She also directed that the sureties should produce evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
She said the case file should be duplicated and a copy sent to the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.
The case was adjourned till May 18 for further hearing.