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Police arraign man for attempted kidnap of children

The defendant is being tried on a two-count charge of abduction and breach of public peace.

• September 5, 2022
Court and Lagos CP
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The police command in Lagos on Monday arraigned a 50-year-old man, Babatunde Rasak, in Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court, for the attempted kidnapping of two children.

The defendant is being tried on a two-count charge of abduction and breach of public peace.

The prosecution counsel, Clement Okuiomose, told the court that the defendant committed the offence at about 8:30 a.m. on August 18 at Comforter area, Oko-Afo, Badagry, Lagos.

Mr Okuiomose said the defendant allegedly conducted himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of public peace when he attempted to abduct Ramota Bello’s (complainant) two children.

The prosecutor told the court that the defendant had allegedly sneaked into the complainant’s residence without reasonable justification and intended to abduct the two children.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 268 and 168 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Mr Rasak, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The chief magistrate, Fadahunsi Adefioye, granted the defendant N500,000 bail with two sureties.

He adjourned the case until October 17 for mention. 


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