@csrf

03.07.2021 news Rape Case of Lagos Rich Kids Don-Chima, Rasaq Oluwasegun Adjourned for No-Case Submission

Published 3rd Jul, 2021

By Socrates Mbamalu

The rape case of Don-Chima George and Rasaq Oluwasegun Oke scheduled for Thursday was adjourned to July 14. The case has been in court for three years.

The case falls under the Sexual Offences Court, Lagos High Court, Ikeja where Justice Abiola Soladoye will listen to the no case submission by the defence and deliver a ruling.

READ: Rape Case of Rich Kids Don-Chima, Oke to Resume in Lagos on Thursday

The 64 days industrial strike embarked on by the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) affected the hearing of the case. The defence, led by Tunji Ayanlaja (SAN), has moved for a motion of no-case submission which will be heard on July 14.

A no-case submission in court means that the defence is telling the court that the prosecutor has not proven anything. In this case, the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) has been unable to prove that Don-Chima and Rasaq gang raped a 23-year-old lady despite the availability of key witnesses to the case. The DPP has failed to call in the police who handled the investigations and the doctor who examined the raped lady.

READ ALSO: A Rape Case Involving Two Rich Kids is Being Bungled in Lagos — And the DPP is Complicit

FIJ learnt that after the publication of its reports, some of the lawyers at the DPP’s office interpreted the report as a political witchhunt and not a call for justice. The DPP’s office, which FIJ learnt is under immense pressure to jeopardize the case, became more consoling to Don-Chima and Rasaq.

In 2019, when the case was under public scrutiny, the hashtag #JusticeForRapeInNigeria was used on social media as a cry for justice.

Published 3rd Jul, 2021

By Socrates Mbamalu

Advertisement

Our Stories

US Authorities ‘Assault’ Nigerian Woman, Eject Her From Husband’s House

Bandits Won’t Lay Down Their Arms If You Continue Calling Them Criminals, Gumi Insists

UI kidnapped student

CONFIRMED: Family of Abducted UI Student Paid Ransom To Herdsmen after Getting No Help from Police, Amotekun

Using Pipminds Ltd, Emem Alban Scammed 2,000 Investors of Billions and ‘Logged Out’

Book Publisher Adegbola Recounts ‘Horror’ Ibadan-Lagos Trip by Rail

Abba Kyari’s Men Tortured Edward Leera to Death. Now, They Want to Cover it Up

El-Rufai Orders Closure of Kaduna Schools Over Rising Abduction

2,371 Kidnaps, N10bn Ransom — The Story of Nigeria’s First 180 Days of 2021

‘Disguised SARS Operatives’ Extort N150,000 from Poly Students in Lagos

IN FULL: Ajima Ogbole’s Demands from Belgium After Permanent Damage to Self, Sister-In-Law

Advertisement