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Two docked for allegedly abducting 12-year-old girl



A 45-year-old man, Two Joseph Jimoh and a 55-year-old woman, Helen Bada, were on Thursday docked in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly abducting a 12-year-old girl.

The defendants were alleged to have conspired together to commit felony to wit: abduction.

Insp John Iberedem, the police prosecutor, said the defendants committed the offence in Ejigbo area of Lagos State on Jan. 27, 2023.

He said that the defendants abducted the 12-year-old girl, daughter of Felix Anyigor following an altercation.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Sections 268 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015.

NEWSVERGE reports that section 268 stipulates seven years imprisonment for any one found guilty of abduction of a girl under the age of 18 years.

However, the defendants each pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Magistrate E. Kubeinje admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N250,000 each with two sureties each in like sum..

She said that the sureties must be gainfully employed and must show proof of tax payment and verification of address.

She adjourned the case until June 25, for hearing.

Ngozi Njoku

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