A Family Court in Iyaganku on Tuesday ordered that four students of Eleyele Secondary School, Eleyele, Ibadan in Oyo State be remanded for allegedly raping a female schoolmate who was mentally challenged.
The police charged the defendants who are minors with conspiracy and unlawful sexual intercourse.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Sumbo Adetuyibi did not take their plea due to lack of jurisdiction.
Adetuyibi ordered that they be remanded in the Abolongo Correctional facility if the juvenile correctional facility at Ijokodo, Ibadan does not accept them.
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She adjourned the matter until May 11, for mention.
Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Insp Folake Ewe told the court that the students allegedly conspired to commit the offence.
Ewe said the minors, between January and March 15, defiled a 16-year-old female student who is mentally challenged.
She said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 516 of the Criminal Code and section 34 of the Oyo State Child Rights Law 2006.