Justice Adenike Akinpelu of the Kwara State High court on Monday sentenced three students to jail for conspiring to gang rape a 17-year-old who is a cousin of one of the students.
The court found them guilty of a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and rape of the victim at Adangba area of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
The convicts, Omotosho Yahaya, 23, who is the cousin of the victim, Mustapha Ahmed, 23 and 22-year-old Mustapha Ridwan are students of a tertiary institution in the state.
The first defendant (Omotosho) was said to have invited his two friends to join him in the act while he was with the victim in the room.
They were sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for rape and 2 years for criminal conspiracy.