Five persons, including three women, on Wednesday appeared before a Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly abducting a 17-year-old neighbour’s daughter.
The defendants are Helen Peter, 19, Daniel Peter, 22, Sylvester Ogbemudia, 24, Blessing Egbosi, 28, and Mary Peter, 45.
The prosecutor, ASP Edet Okoi, told the court that the defendants committed the offences on Oct. 11, at Cele II, Gbetu Town, Ibeju-Lekki in Lagos State.
He told the court that the defendants allegedly abducted a neighbour’s 17-year-old daughter and unlawfully took her to Ojo Barracks, Lagos Mainland, and offered her a job without the knowledge and consent of the mother.
“The 17-year-old girl ran away from home after her mother reprimanded her, while one of the defendants, Helen, took her in.
“The defendants got her a job at Ojo barracks without her mother’s knowledge and consent while her mother was worried and searching for her everywhere,” Okoi said.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias granted the five defendants N100,000 bail with one surety each in like sum and adjourned the case until Nov. 13 for mention.