Man, 30, docked over kidnapping of 16-yr-old girlfriend

A 30-year-old man, Idris Usman, who allegedly kidnapped his 16-year-old girlfriend, was yesterday docked before an Ebute Meta chief magistrate court in Lagos.

Usman, a resident of 25, Muricals St., Agege, is being tried for kidnapping to which he pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Insp. Chinalu Uwadione, told the court that the accused committed the offence on June 16 along Railway Line, Ikeja.

Uwadione said the accused hid the girl from her mother, because she did not consent to the relationship.

“The accused took the teenager to his sister’s place in Ondo State where she was until she was found,” the prosecutor said.

He said the offence contravened Section 2 of the Kidnapping Prohibition Laws of Lagos State, 2017.

The chief magistrate, Mr O.O. Olatunji, granted the accused bail of N200,000 with two sureties each in like sum.

Olatunji said the sureties must have evidence of tax payment to the state government in the last three years.

He adjourned the case until Oct. 24 for mention. (NAN)


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