On Monday, three Kwara state students were convicted and sentenced to jail terms for raping a young lady who happens to be a cousin to one of them.
Omotosho Yahaya (23), who is the cousin of the victim, Mustapha Ahmed (23) and 22-year-old Mustapha Ridwan- all students of the same tertiary institution in the state were all convicted for the crime; as the court found them culpable of two counts of criminal conspiracy and rape of the victim whose name was withheld.
The incident took place at the Adangba area in the Ilorin East Local Government Area of the state.
While giving judgement, Justice Adenike Akinpelu of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin convicted and sentenced the friends to five years imprisonment each for rape and two years each for criminal conspiracy. They are also to pay an additional N50,000 fine to the victim.
“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,” the judge held just as she also described their claim that the victim owed them some money as “fairytale”.