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Two men sentenced to death for raping 14-year-old girl to death when they were 11 years old

By Mason White 5:19 AM February 16, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
Two men were arrested, charged and convicted of rape after they raped a 14-year-old girl to death when they were just 11 years old, prosecutors in Nigeria said.

Now, the two men were sentenced to death.

The Osogbo High Court sentenced the two men to death by hanging on Wednesday, for raping Bilikisu Adeyemi.

The men were identified as Suraju Olarewaju, 20, and Lekan Olatayo, 20. They were charged with murder and rape in 2005.

Prosecutor Folashade Adekanmi told the court that the convicts committed their crimes in June 2005, in Osun.

According to the police investigation, the two defendants blocked the mouth and nose of the girl with a loaf of bread while raping her.

The court was also told that the defendants confessed to the crime. Judge Shiyanbola sentenced the two to death by hanging.