A 33-year-old unemployed man on Monday in Lagos appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly abducting a pedestrian.
The accused, Adekunle Biliaminu, 33, who resides at No. 34 Kudus St., Ikorodu, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and kidnapping.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.
The prosecutor, ASP Eranus Nnamonu, told the court that the defendant, in company of some others still at large, committed the offences on Jan. 22 at 4p.m., at Owode bus-stop, along Ikorodu Road.
He said that the defendant and his accomplices accosted one Mrs Roseline Onyesiwi at the bus stop as she waited to board a bus.
“The men approached her under the guise of asking for directions. They subsequently abducted her and took her to an unidentified location, after which they dispossessed her of all her belongings,” Nnamonu said.
The prosecutor claimed that in the course of police investigations, the complainant’s mobile phone was found with the defendant.
“He could not however give a tenable explanation as to how he got the mobile phone belonging to Onyesiwi,” Nnamonu said.
He submitted that the offences contravened Sections 269 and 409 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2011.
The Magistrate, Mrs Abimbola Komolafe, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
She said that he should deposit the sum of N20,000 at the Deputy Registrar’s office and adjourned the case to May 28 for mention.