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How seven men gang-raped 13-year-old girl in Lagos

How seven men gang-raped 13-year-old girl in Lagos 2

Amedical doctor, Mistura Shogunle, on Wednesday narrated before the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court how a 13-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by seven men in her neighbourhood.

Mrs Shogunle testified at the trial of a 20-year-old fashion designer, Rasheed Fashola, for conspiracy and defilement of a child.

Mr Fashola had pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge.


Led in evidence by Olasunbo Abiodun-Muniru, the state counsel, the doctor working at the Mirabel Centre (a sexual assault referral centre), said that the minor came to the centre to seek medical attention on September 28, 2020, a day after she was allegedly defiled.

The men were said to have dragged the teenage girl into an uncompleted building, covered her mouth with a handkerchief and had taken turns to rape her through unprotected penile intercourse into her vagina.

Mrs Shogunle said that the survivor was calm and clinically stable during the medical examination and that she had no obvious physical injuries.


“There were, however, significant genital findings. The labia majora was normal while the labia minora (inner lips of the genital) had a bruise.

“The natural covering of the vagina, called the hymen, was absent. There were no significant anal findings,” she said.

Mrs Shogunle said that the minor did not tell her the names of the men who allegedly defiled her.


During cross-examination by defence counsel, O.O. Ogunjimi, the witness said that she did not find any semen when she examined the survivor.

“It was not the day the incident happened that the client visited the Mirabel Centre,” she said.

According to the prosecution, Mr Fashola, alongside others at large, committed the offence at 8:00 p.m. on September 27, 2020, in an uncompleted building at Oluwashina Junction, Itire, Lagos State.


Justice Rahman Oshodi adjourned the case until May 6 for the continuation of the trial. 



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