You’re not as innocent as you claim - Lawyer tells ‘gang-rape victim’ (Read Story)


The trial of the five Unilag student alleged to have gang-raped a fellow student, resumed on Tuesday, with Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mrs Abimbola Akeredolu, telling an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court that the victim  is not as innocent as she claimed.

According to TheNation, Akeredole who is the defence counsel to Chuka Chukwu, 19 —. one of the five accused students — insisted that the girl, then 17, was not a naive person as she portrayed herself to the court.

The defendants are named as follow:- Moboluwaji Omowole, 19-years-old, Peace Nwankama, 19-years-old, James Aguedu, 20-years-old and Josephine Osemeka, 20-years-old.

To prove her assertion, the defence counsel asked if she has ever been to Oceanwaves and Eclipse nightclubs before and the survivor responded that she sang at the 2019 Felabration and she was among the  performing artists at the ‘Ycee’ musician event in August 2019.

The she also revealed that she had been an entertainer half of her life and that she had not been to the two Nightclubs. the lawyer disagreed with her and reminded her that in 2017 the survivor launched a music track at a time she claimed she was 17-years-old, naïve and innocent.

While further prove her assertions, Akeredolu proceeded to read aloud some of the lyrics of the song.

After he read out the lyrics, Akeredolu confirmed that the song was not written by a naive person. So she later presents five photographs in which the complainant was partially clad to identify. Immediately the complainant identified herself, the photographs were admitted by the court for identification purposes.

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