Court Remands 2 Students For Alleged Gang Rape

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Two student of Okporo Secondary School, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Rivers state, have been remanded by a Magistrate Court in Port Harcourt for alleged gang rape.

The Accused, Chukwudi Daniel and Confidence Gbarabe, both 14 years old, were arraigned in court Thursday on charges bordering on defilement in suit number PMC/1732c/202.

The charges reads: “That you Chukwudi Daniel and Confidence Samuel Gbarabe (aka pipeline) on the 27th day of October, 2021 at Okporo Secondary School in Port Harcourt Magisterial District did conspire amongst yourselves to wit defilement and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 516A of the criminal code,cap 37 vol,11 laws of Rivers State Nigeria.

Both accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges as their counsel Chinedu Ndah, orally applied for their bail.

A member of the International Federation of Women Lawyer(FIDA) Emi Jim George, who held watch for the Complianant on behalf of FIDA, said the body was called in to follow the matter to up till it was brought to the court.

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