Attempted Rape: 5 Lagos School Pupils To Be Arraigned
Five pupils of Ireti Grammar School, Falomo, Lagos State, involved in the attempted rape of two female pupils from Falomo Senior High School, will appear in court today.
It was learnt that while one of the suspects, who is above 18 years would be prosecuted in an open court; four others would be tried in a family court.
A man identified as Michael Matthew had posted on social media how the two pupils were molested by the accused upon the completion of their final exams. Two of the perpetrators were identified simply as George and Abiodun.
Matthew described how the pupils chased the girls in the Obalende area, tearing up the skirt of one of the victims with a pair of scissors. Two boys had attempted to rape the girls to the cheers of others before an eyewitness raised the alarm.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said on Wednesday that the command, together with the state Ministry of Justice, had concluded arrangement to prosecute the suspects.
He, however, did not disclose the charges preferred against them.