An Ebute-Metta Chief Magistrate Court in Lagos yesterday heard the case of one Jamiu Lawal who was arraigned for kidnapping and allegedly molesting a 20-year-old lady.
The 29-year-old accused, who was brought into the court by police from Denton Police Station, Oyingbo, was said to have conspired with others now at large, to kidnap the victim by taking her to an unknown destination where they molested her severally.
Lawal was arraigned on a three-count charge of conspiracy, manner likely to cause breach of the peace and having unlawful canal knowledge of the victim, but he pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Police prosecutor, Mr. Etim Nkankuk, said in court; “Jamiu and others now at large had on March 17, 2013, at about 10.30 pm, kidnapped a 20-year-old lady (name withheld) to an unknown destination and raped her severally, an offence punishable under sections 409, 56 (1) and 258 of the criminal laws of Lagos state, 2011.”
The presiding magistrate, Mrs. Aje Afuwa, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000, with two sureties in the like sum, after his counsel, Chief Saka Bello applied for bail his bail.
The case was adjourned to April 24 and 29 for mention and trial.