3 in court for alleged kidnap of 16-year-old girl

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Three people were on Tuesday arraigned in a Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly kidnapping a 16-year-old girl.

The defendants- Ogei Blessing, Jennifer Ewenyor and Ogei Mabel all from Delta state, were arraigned on a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, criminal intimidation and kidnapping.

They all denied committing the offences.

The judge, Mr Umar Kagarko, however, ordered the remand of Ogei Blessing and Jennifer Ewenyor, while he granted bail to Ogei Mabel in the sum of N600,000.

The judge explained that he granted the defendant bail because she is a nursing mother. He said‎ that Ewenyor and Blessing should file their bail application and adjourned the case till May 3 for hearing.

Prosecutor Umoh Inah, had told the court that one Mrs Cynthia Ogeide and Mrs Chioma Douglas reported the matter at the Special Tactical Squad, FCT Command in January.

He said the defendants conspired and kidnapped a 16-year-old girl and further gave her out for “sex slavery.’’
He said when the defendants were arrested; they gave the police false information, which misled the police from conducting a thorough investigation.

The prosecutor added that one Miss Favour, who allegedly harboured the 16-year-old girl was now at large.
The offences contravened Sections 97, 397 and 217 of the Penal Code.

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