Three Students Bag Jail Terms For Rape In Kwara

Three students in Kwara has been sentenced to prison for conspiring to gang rape a cousin of one of them.

Justice Adenike Akinpelu of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin convicted the three students on Monday.

They were found guilty of two counts of criminal conspiracy and rape of the victim (name withheld).

The criminal act occured at the Adangba area in the Ilorin East Local Government Area of the state.

The convicts are Omotosho Yahaya (23), who is the cousin of the victim, Mustapha Ahmed (23) and Mustapha Ridwan (22).

These three are all students of a tertiary institution in the state.

The first defendant (Yahaya) was said to have invited his two friends to join him in the act while with the victim in the room.

They were sentenced to seven years imprisonment each for rape and criminal conspiracy.

The sentences, which include an additional N50,000 fine imposed to be paid by each of the defendants, are to run concurrently.

Justice Akinpelu held that “The confessional statements of the defendants are clear, unambiguous and equivocal contrary to the argument of their counsel.

“No woman in her right senses will consent to and allow three men to have sex with her.”

She described the defendants’ claims that the victim owed them money as a “fairy tale” and pronounced them “guilty as charged.”

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