Okada rider arraigned for kidnapping Air Force officer in Lagos

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BY MAYOWA SAMUEL

An Okada rider identified as Mohammed Amine has been arraigned over his alleged kidnap of an officer of the Nigerian Air Force.

Amine is facing a two-count charge of abduction and breach of peace before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

During the court session on Wednesday, the prosecutor, ASP Clement Okuoimose, said that the 27-year-old committed the offence on August 9 at about 9:40 p.m. in the Badagry area of Lagos State.

Okuoimose said the defendant allegedly abducted one Reuben Robinson of 653 Nigerian Air Force, Ahanve, Badagry, to an unknown destination against his consent.

According to him, the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by taking the complainant to an unknown destination with his TVS motorcycle with registration number BDG 737 QP.

The offences, according to the prosecutor, contravened Sections 21 and 168 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2015.

Amine, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

In his ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Fadahunsi Adefioye, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety in like sum.

He said the surety must be gainfully employed with a tax address verification of two years.

Adefioye then adjourned the case until September 14, 2023 for mention.